Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
The third cohort of Xerox-MIT Fellows were honored at a dinner
co-hosted on Nov. 23, 2009, by Xerox CTO Sophie Vandebroek and MIT
Dean of Engineering Subra Suresh.
The fellowship program was
established in 2007 by Xerox to support top-tier students in the School
of Engineering — especially women and other groups traditionally
underrepresented in engineering — who are focused on research in such
areas as green technologies, imaging and smart-document technology,
nanotechnology and systems design.
The program connects students with
Xerox professionals, who serve as mentors during the fellowship year;
the students are also invited to spend the summer working at one of
Xerox's four research centers worldwide.