Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
MIT's George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory will host "MIT's Spectroscopy Laboratory: The Next 80 Years," an event to celebrate its new space, on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., includes talks, tours of the renovated laboratories, and a luncheon.
Speakers for the morning session include Subra Suresh, dean of MIT's School of Engineering, who will talk about multidisciplinary research at the intersections of engineering, sciences and medicine. Other speakers include Phil Bucksbaum of Stanford and Xiaowei Zhuang of Harvard.
Tours of the George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory are scheduled for 11:50 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon speakers are Teruo Hiruma, CEO of Hamamatsu Photonics, and Fleming Crim of the University of Wisconsin.