Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
A special Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 6-120 to provide the MIT community with information about a major renovation project in Buildings 2, 4, 6, and 8 of the main group. This project will provide new and renovated space for the departments of Physics, Material Science and Engineering, and Spectroscopy as well as significant infrastructure. The project is scheduled to begin in June and will last 18 months. Jim Collins, president of Payette Associates Architects, will provide details of the project and the Facilities Department staff will review the schedule and construction impacts.Â Dean Robert Silbey from the School of Science, Marc Kastner, chair of physics, and Bill Anderson, chief facilities officer, will be present to provide additional information and answer questions. All interested MIT community members are strongly encouraged to attend.