The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT is one of the two National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the the Greater Boston area. The Koch Institute's faculty participate in highly interdisciplinary research projects spanning across many areas of fundamental cancer research, including molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; immunology; nanotechnology; and diverse applications of biomedical engineering. The new David H. Koch building opened in 2010 and has brought together scientists and engineers under one roof to develop new ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and manage cancer.
The Koch Institute draws its faculty from both the School of Science and the School of Engineering. Graduate students typically enroll in the departmental program, but students in any MIT department may ask to do doctoral thesis research under the supervision of the Koch Institute's faculty. If accepted, they may be eligible for support as research assistants.
Opportunities for undergraduate research are available through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Occasional seminars on cancer research, offered as public colloquia, are also available.
For further information, contact the director, Professor Tyler Jacks, Room 76-158, 617-253-6403.