Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Nominations for the Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellows are due in the office of Provost Joel Moses, by Friday, Oct. 31.
This year, the nomination should consist of a nomination letter documenting the contributions of the nominee with no more than three supporting letters. All members of the regular faculty are eligible for appointment.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 22, 1997.