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Koch Institute Directors Panel

December 14, 2021, 2021


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Celebrate the enduring legacy of cancer research at MIT. Current and former directors reflect on the past five decades of progress—from seminal discoveries in molecular biology and immunology to new innovations in nanotechnology and precision medicine—and look ahead to future advancements in the fight against cancer. Join in the conversation as we commemorate the people, projects, and promise of integrative cancer research.


Phillip Sharp, PhD
Director: 1985–1991
Institute Professor and Professor of Biology

Richard Hynes, PhD
Director: 1991–2001
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research

Tyler Jacks, PhD
Director: 2001–2021
David H. Koch (1962) Professor of Biology and Daniel K. Ludwig Scholar

Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
Director: 2021–present
Lester Wolfe (1919) Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor of Biology

Moderated by Susan Hockfield, PhD
MIT President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience


December 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm




Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT