MIT initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for Covid-19 response

MIT initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for Covid-19 response

A team from MIT has designed disposable face shields that can be mass produced quickly to address hospitals’ needs nationwide. The shortage of personal protective …

“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

Chemical engineers, including two faculty members at IMES, have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection. One promising way to …

MIT-affiliated companies, including some with founders affiliated with IMES, take on COVID-19

MIT-affiliated companies, including some with founders affiliated with IMES, take on COVID-19

A variety of companies with MIT ties are working to address aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the public health crises …

Outpouring of support from MIT’s worldwide community bolsters Institute’s COVID-19 response

Outpouring of support from MIT’s worldwide community bolsters Institute’s COVID-19 response

Alumni and supporters look to MIT in time of crisis. Members of the MIT community living all over the world have reached out to offer …

MIT community encouraged to respond to request for personal protective equipment

MIT community encouraged to respond to request for personal protective equipment

Area hospitals in need of PPE look to university labs and departments for donations. With a surge in COVID-19 cases anticipated in the coming days …

IMES is a hub that brings together the community of students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who work at the convergence of engineering, science, and translational medicine.

March 26, 2020

A new article by a faculty member at MIT and IMES holds promise for the prevention of and precautions around COVID-19 Lydia Bourouiba, Esther and …

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March 18, 2020

Researchers in the Greater Boston area, including at MIT and IMES, are actively seeking solutions to the health crisis caused by novel coronavirus As we …

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March 23, 2020

A new study by an IMES faculty member and his lab uses single-cell RNA sequencing to understand immune system dynamics after acute HIV infection. Alex …

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EVENTS
Events info will be added March 20, 2020

As soon as we have info on rescheduling for upcoming IMES events that have been postponed.

All events postponed March 20, 2020

Events have been postponed due to the current Covid-19 implications.

Since the world’s first epidemic, we’ve built treatments for various infectious diseases. Yet, our understanding of disease transmission, and the mechanisms behind it, have not advanced much from the 19th century days of Louis Pasteur. Lydia Bourouiba, Disease Transmission Scientist, explains that, to uncover remaining secrets behind disease transmission, we must leverage advances in fluid dynamics and biophysics.

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Careers
Junior Faculty Position

IMES nvites applicants to apply for junior tenure-track faculty positions in the area of medical data science. The appointment will be made in partnership with the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the position will be part of the Artificial Intelligence and Decision-Making (AID) faculty. With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research, and practice, we especially encourage minorities and women to apply. The position will have equal academic responsibilities in IMES and EECS. Applicants should hold a PhD in engineering, science, computer science, or a related field (including MD or MD/PhD) by the beginning of employment.

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