Conducting their investigations at world-class facilities, MIT Biology researchers are working at the frontier of molecular inquiry making vital contributions in genetics, genomics, and computational biology.
The Page Lab studies the origins of sexual dimorphism. During fetal development, cells of the embryonic testis are organized to form tubes. The organizer nurse cells (blue) arrange cells that will ultimately become sperm (red) to create the germ cell niche.
The Boyer Lab investigates how to stimulate cardiac muscle cells to regenerate by manipulating their underlying genetic circuitry. In this image, cardiac cells are stained in green and the nuclei of newly dividing cells are shown in pink.