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.
The Burge Lab studies mechanisms of post- transcriptional gene regulation. Pictured is an immunostaining of mouse mammary gland with the RNA-binding protein Msi2 (green), Keratin 14 (red), and counterstained with Dapi (blue).
The Vander Heiden Lab studies how metabolism is regulated in mammalian cells. Tracing the fate of isotope labeled nutrients by mass spectrometry is one approach they use to understand nutrient use by cancer cells.
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.