IMES Associate Professor Alex K. Shalek shares 25-year vision for immunology research

In celebration of its first quarter century, the journal Immunity asked 25 principal investigators to share their views on how immunology research could evolve over the next 25 years. IMES Associate Professor Alex K. Shalek, in his contribution titled “*Some Assembly Required,” wrote: “Our tissues represent evolved social contracts. Within each,…

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Academic institutions grant commercial license for CRISPR-based SHERLOCK diagnostic technology in developed world

The following press release was issued today by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A group of academic institutions has granted a license for SHERLOCK™, the highly-sensitive, low-cost CRISPR-based diagnostic, for commercial uses in the developed world, while reserving rights to enable its broad use by organizations to serve…

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Mercedes Balcells-Camps receives 2019 MIT Excellence Award

For her 20 years of dedication to cultivating a workplace that fosters diverse viewpoints and open collaboration, IMES Principal Research Scientist Mercedes Balcells-Camps has won a 2019 MIT Excellence Award for “Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives”. She will be celebrated alongside other MIT Excellence Award winners and Collier Medal recipients…

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