Volume 24, Number 6

HST Community Notices


Eva Cai, a second-year HST MEMP graduate student, is a Teaching Development Fellow for HST this year, and works with MIT’s Teaching and Learning Lab to support graduate student teaching and pedagogical development in the department. Eva will be planning some teaching development related events for the year. To gauge the preferences of HST students in teaching development programming for 2022-23, Eva is asking HST students to complete this survey.

Thank you so much for your time and interest! 


Congratulations to David Miranda-Nieves (HST MEMP PhD '20) and his spouse Ana Delgado on the recent arrival of their new daughter Teresa Miranda. Well wishes to their family!


Congratulations and best wishes to Efi Marcus Goffer (HST MEMP candidate) and her spouse on the arrival of their new son Sinai Doron Goffer over the September 17th weekend. Mom, Dad and older sister are overjoyed!

We're overjoyed at the news, as well!


Congratulations to Tom Abitante (HST MEMP candidate) and his spouse on the arrival of Tavish Joseph Abitante on September 17, 2022. We hear that baby, Mom and older brother Aidan are doing great!

Best wishes to their entire family!


The 2022 HST Fall Research Frontiers "Pizza and Pizzazz” Lecture Series will take place throughout the semester.

HST developed the lunchtime Frontiers seminar series to introduce first- and second-year MD and MEMP students to the breadth of HMS and MIT research faculty within our community; the series is open to all however.  The talks are expected to cover new and interesting developments from the speakers' labs, as well as 10 minutes of background to put the work into the bigger context of the field.

The "Pizza and Pizzazz” series, will take place on Thursdays, 11:30am, TMEC 209.
Pizza and salad will be served following the talk at 12:30pm in the student lounge.

The full schedule for the fall follows; please mark your calendars!

October 13, 2022           Dr. Loren Walensky - "Dissecting and Targeting the Mitochondria; Apoptosis Pathway in Cancer"

October 20, 2022           Dr. Gary Tearney - "Microimaging: Seeing the Unseen in Living Patients

October 27, 2022           Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Cardena - "Endothelium: At the Vascular Frontlines"

November 10, 2022         Dr. Dan Milner - "Pathology in the Developing World"

November 17, 2022         Dr. Kathleen Burns - "Butting into the Conversation: Transposons in Malignancy"

December 1, 2022          Dr. Rakesh Jain - "Role of the Tumor Microenvironment in Progression and Treatment"

December 8, 2022          Dr. Timothy Padera - "The Great Escape: Draining Fluid and Cells Out of Tissues"

December 15, 2022         Dr. Alice Shaw - "Next-Generation Cancer Therapeutics"


Are you traveling for any of the following reasons?

  • Conference/workshop
  • Giving a talk
  • Visiting your alma mater

Can you help promote HST by talking to prospective students?

Contact Laurie Ward (laurie [at] mit.edu (l)aurie [at] mit.edu (aurie[at]mit[dot]edu)) for talking points and promotional materials to distribute.
A link to an HST Programs Slide to include in your presentations can be found here.


Seven Ways to Fight Bias in Your Everyday Life

Each week the TWiHST newsletter includes an item (reading, video, podcast, etc.) about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM, academia, research, or medicine. Members of the community are encouraged to submit suggestions here. An archive of previous TWiHST DEI: Weekly Insight posts can be found here.


Find a full list here: https://hst.mit.edu/covid-19-resources

Course & Academic Resources


MIT School of Engineering and Pillar VC recently announced the MIT-Pillar AI Collective, a one-year pilot program funded by a gift from Pillar VC that will provide seed grants for projects in AI, machine learning, and data science with the goal of supporting translational research. The program will support graduate students and postdoctoral researchers through access to funding, mentorship, and customer discovery.

The collective, administered by the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, will center on the market discovery process, advancing projects through market research, and prototyping. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers will aim to emerge from the program having built minimum viable products, with funding and support from Pillar VC’s network of industry leaders, as well as the wider start-up eco-system.   

If you have market-ready research or technology and are interested in driving the commercialization efforts in the next 12-18 months, we encourage you to discuss the opportunity with your PI/advisor and apply.  Grants are open only to MIT faculty and PI researchers, with an emphasis for the funding to be used on graduate students in their final year, as well as postdoctoral researchers. Applications are open through October 28. 

Please join us to celebrate this new program during an Open House at 5 p.m., October 13th at the Stata Center. We will be joined by our partners from Pillar VC and will give an overview of the objectives of this pilot program and details about the resources that will be made available. Meanwhile, please check out the information on the MIT Pillar AI Collective website.  We look forward to seeing you at the Open House.   Please RSVP here.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at ai-collective [at] mit.edu (ai-collective-help[at]mit[dot]edu).​


Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in STEM

Join us this fall for a series of free Safe Zone Ally Training Workshops, interactive training sessions that seek to raise awareness for LGBTQ+ inclusion in STEM and create a visible network of allies to foster a supportive atmosphere for LGBTQ+ individuals. 

Workshop Details

  • Level 1 Safe Zone Ally Training (October 17, 2022, 3:00 - 4:30 PM, ET)
    This Level 1 workshop will focus on understanding LGBTQ+ concepts, LGBTQ+ identity development and the coming out process, and simple strategies for building an inclusive environment and being an LGBTQ+ ally.  Register here.
  • Level 2 Safe Zone Ally Training (Nov 1, 2022, 3:00 - 4:30 PM, ET)
    This Level 2 workshop will describe the concepts and implications of privilege and bias, discuss the climate for LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM and ways that allies can support LGBTQ+ students and colleagues, and explore techniques for creating inclusive classroom environments. Register here.

  • Trans Allyship Safe Zone Ally Training (Nov 9, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 PM, ET)
    This Trans Allyship workshop will describe the concepts of sex and gender as they relate to trans individuals, explore the climate for trans individuals in engineering and STEM and its broader impacts and implications, and share strategies that contribute to an inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals, particularly trans individuals. Register here.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants Nos. EEC-1539140 and EEC-1748499.
Learn more at https://lgbtq.asee.org. (American Society for Engineering Education)


The MIT-Takeda Program, a collaboration between MIT’s School of Engineering and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited, focuses at the intersection of AI and human health. With a number of the MIT-Takeda flagship research projects concluding after two years, the MIT Industrial Liaison Project (ILP) is hosting a four-part series to highlight the progress made. In addition, this series will feature presentations by MIT researchers and startups working in this exciting interdisciplinary area.

Each session will take place from 9:30 – 11:30am in the conference space at the MIT ILP Offices on the 12th floor of E90 (1 Main St, Cambridge, MA). A networking lunch will follow. Please RSVP via Eventbrite, where details of the agenda for each session can be found.

  • Session 2, October 11: Clinical Development and Disease Management (RSVPopens 9/21)
  • Session 3, October 25: Manufacturing (RSVPopens 10/5)
  • Session 4, November 1: Post-Marketing & Safety Monitoring (RSVPopens 10/12)

This series is open to people from Takeda and MIT, as well as to the startups in attendance. We encourage in-person attendance to enhance the discussion and networking opportunity. A livestream option will also be available.

We hope you can join us! 


HST.590: Topics in Biomedical and Research Ethics - Fall 2022
Meets E25-117 Thursdays 4:30–6:30pm

Schedule of Lectures and Course Events:

  • October 13, 2022
    Follow the Funding: The Driving Forces of Healthcare Innovation
    John Abramson (both hours), Author of Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Healthcare and How We Can Repair It
  • October 20, 2022
    Data & Algorithms: Bias in Big Datasets in Healthcare

    Speaker Panel - Hosted by Leo Celi
    Panelists: Leo Celi, Judy Gichoya, Hope Watson
  • November 3, 2022
    Ethics & The Opioid Crisis:

    Andrew Kolodny, Medical Director of Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management
    Ethics at the intersection of healthcare & climate:
    Marie Dunn & Caitlin Rublee, Clinical & Healthcare experts on the impact of climate change on health and health equity
  • November 10, 2022
    Ethics & Personal Information in the Digital Health Age:
    Eric Perakslis, Chief Science & Digital Officer at the Duke Clinical Research Institute
    Historical Perspectives & DEI:
    David Jones
  • November 17, 2022
    Ethics & Women's Health:


The 37th annual offering of our annual 4-day continuing medical education course on “Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology”is scheduled for October 24-27, 2022. Because of COVID-19, our course will be offered online this year.

We are very fortunate to have a stellar faculty again this year: https://steelelabs.mgh.harvard.edu/tumorcourse

Register for the course, "Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology", directed by Ludwig Harvard’s Rakesh Jain taking place from October 24-27, 2022. Contact Ms. Elizabeth Garzon EGARZON [at] mgh.harvard.edu (EGARZON[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu) for more information.


This year, the MIT community is adapting to new ways of taking care of ourselves and others. If you’d like to connect with your community, stay active, sleep better, relieve stress, and more, Community Wellness at MIT Medical can help you find wellness programs that fit your needs.

Have you registered for your favorite class yet?

View all Community Wellness classes here.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Email wellness [at] med.mit.edu (wellness[at]med[dot]mit[dot]edu) with any questions about wellness programs at MIT.

Don't forget: MIT Medical's COVID-19 hotline can be reached at 617-253-4865, and the 24-hour general helpline is 617-253-1311.


The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication specialists with advanced degrees and publishing experience. The WCC can help you further develop your oral communication skills and learn about all types of academic and professional writing.

You can learn more about the WCC consultations at http://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center and register with the scheduler to make in-person and virtual appointments through https://mit.mywconline.com. Please note that the WCC hours are offered Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, and fill up fast.

Some faculty already require their students to consult with the WCC’s communication experts on their papers, technical reports, and presentations — doing so is a good way not only to improve the quality of their students’ work but also to help students grow as academic writers and communicators. 

The WCC has decades of experience preparing thousands of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars and faculty, for positions in research, academia, and industry. We provide expertise in scientific and engineering writing as well as humanities and social science writing across various genres, including journal articles, scientific posters, dissertations, oral presentations, and slide design.

Start Your Fall Semester Strong With Writing Together Online
Writing Together Online is back with an expanded choice of sessions to accommodate those who prefer to write early and those who need longer sessions. Join 90-min writing sessions, which create a community of scholars who connect, set realistic goals, and write together to motivate each other. This program is open to all MIT students and scholars actively writing their papers, proposals, manuscripts, or thesis/dissertation chapters.

Feel free to register for any number of sessions here

The program begins Monday, Sep 26th and runs through Friday, Oct 28th

  • Mon-Fri 9:00-10:30 am (ET)
  • Tue & Thu, 7:30-9:00 am (ET)
  • Thu, 3-4:30 pm (ET)

Those who attend at least 5 sessions in Sep-Oct will be automatically entered into the raffle of gift-card prizes taking place on Friday, Oct 28th, at 10:30am. The more you participate, the more times you will be entered into the raffle of prizes.

For more information and to register, go to this link or check the WCC website.


Information about upcoming workshops for graduate students and postdocs can be found here.

For any questions about programs and resources available to graduate students through the TLL, contact Ben Hansberry, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching (bhansber [at] mit.edu (bhansber[at]mit[dot]edu))

Subscribe here to the TLL Newsletter.


Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard University’s schools and affiliate academic healthcare centers to build and grow an environment focused on team science – where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, free resources such as biostatistics consultations, training and mentoring programs, and numerous courses. To facilitate communication, collaboration, and data collection, our informatics team develops a range of open-source tools available to the community within Harvard University and beyond.

Information on courses and training through Harvard Catalyst can be found here.
A calendar of Harvard Catalyst events can be found here.
Subscribe to the Harvard Catalyst Newsletter here.


Information about the Harvard i-lab and it's upcoming events and activities can be found here.

Conferences, Lectures & Seminars


Second edition of the Symposium "AI and Medicine: Promises and Limits"

Given the success of its first edition, MIT, the Académie Nationale de Médecine and the Health Data Hub are organising the "AI and Medicine" Symposium again. It will take place on October 20, 2022 at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris in the presence of American and European experts who will discuss the connection between AI and medicine.

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), the Académie Nationale de Médecine and the Health Data Hub are once again joining forces to organise the second edition of the symposium "Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Medicine: Promises and Limits". The Symposium will be held this year at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris, on the afternoon of October 20th. For this new edition, the panel of speakers, both American and European, will be composed of experts from the organisations part of the organising committee as well as representatives from major American and European research institutes and universities, but also of representatives of the national authorities in charge of AI and health.  For the first time this year, the organising committee is pleased to associate the French Embassy in the United States to this event. 

The Symposium will be structured around three conferences during which experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers will exchange views. Following on from the first edition, the aim of these discussions is to shed light on the approaches taken in AI and health on both sides of the Atlantic and to exchange views on the possibilities and practical realities of these approaches. 

The main themes selected for this second edition and the questions it will attempt to answer are those of access to health data at national and international level, the challenges of AI in medicine and the ways in which medicine can benefit from AI. The resulting discussions will address a variety of issues, including context and challenges on both sides of the Atlantic, algorithm validation and potential AI biases, clinician needs and human-computer interaction. 

In order to allow as many of you as possible to benefit from these exchanges, the discussions will be held in English and a simultaneous translation into French will be available.

Find more information and register for online/remote participation here.


  • Monday, October 17, 2022
    • 8:30am - Symposium
    • 12:15pm - Lunch
    • 1pm - Symposium (continued)
    • 6pm - Reception
  • New Research Building Amphitheater 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Pain is a critically important defense system for avoiding injury and a clinically important aspect of many maladies. Treatment for pain, especially for chronic pain, is one of the great challenges of medicine. This year’s symposium will bring together an international group of experts to discuss new findings on the causes of acute and chronic pain and to examine potential new strategies for treatment. We will also celebrate the accomplishments of the Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, which was established in 2010 to bridge the gap between basic and translational neuroscience by supporting basic and clinical research orientated toward translational opportunities; by creating stronger ties among scientists, engineers, and clinicians; and by training the next generation of leaders in the field.

Find more info online: https://bertarelli.hms.harvard.edu/symposium


Please join us for SCIENCE with/in/sight: Cancer Research Futures, featuring the work of the newest Koch Institute investigators.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022
  • 5:30pm (Reception to follow)
  • Luria Auditorium (76-156) at the Koch Institute
  • Register via Eventbrite to attend in person or via Zoom to attend virtually.

Presenters include:

  • Kristin Knouse, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Francisco J. Sánchez-Rivera, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Yadira Soto-Feliciano, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Joelle Straehla, Charles W. (1955) and Jennifer C. Johnson Clinical Investigator


We are happy to introduce this year's MIT Policy Hackathon 2022: A New (Re)generation!

This year's hackathon will be held in a hybrid virtual/in-person format on October 14-16. With challenges ranging from crisis responses to internet policy to environmental justice, we look forward to another memorable weekend of brainstorming and collaborating on some of the most pressing current policy questions.


The first priority deadline closed at 11:59 pm EST on September 25th, 2022. We continue to review applications received after that date on a rolling basis until remaining spots are filled or until October 1st.

We look forward to updating you soon with further details on this year's speakers and challenges. In the meantime, get excited! and don't forget to apply!


A calendar of upcoming events is available here.


The Medical Development Group Boston (MDG Boston) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care.

MDG's Mission is to contribute to the continuing development of medical devices and other medical technologies by enhancing the professional development of its members, fostering and supporting entrepreneurial thinking, serving as a forum for exploration of new business opportunities, and promoting best practices in enterprise management.

MDG pursues this mission through the organization of educational programs and forums: the facilitation of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration; the creation of venues for networking and information sharing for current and aspiring professionals, clinicians, and entrepreneurs; and the development of alliances with complementary organizations.

We would love for you to attend and spread the word in your community!

For more information on our upcoming events, visit our website.


Boston has long been known as a medical mecca of scientific discovery. Boston’s healthcare professionals and administrators are adopting practices from other high-risk and service industries. The ‘big data’ movement is thriving, fundamentally changing our healthcare delivery systems. Digital health investments are higher than ever before. Medical hackathons and un-conferences are now an every-weekend occurrence. And both redesign and innovation promise to change medicine as we know it. It’s all happening right here, right now. But the problem is that many of us don’t know it. Despite Boston’s innovative energy and a solid medical infrastructure, many medical providers and health care entrepreneurs remain in the dark about the opportunities, events and work happening in and around the city of Boston – and across the country. That’s where we come in.

At Medtech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work in and around the city of Boston. We aim to start a discussion about the most exciting and controversial new healthcare offerings, igniting a new reputation for Boston as a city with first-class medical research and patient care, but also as a city full of passionate people who use new technology to think big thoughts about medicine’s most pressing problems.

More organizational information and event postings from Medtech Boston is available here.


Future topics will be similar to the previous Brainmap season, with some talks on Optogenetics, MR-PET, BOLD physiology, ultra-high field MRI, multimodal integration, contrast agents, and many more exciting topics! Unless otherwise noted, seminars (webinars) are held on Wednesdays at noon.

Brainmap website: https://www.martinos.org/education/brainmap/

To sign up for the mailing list, please go to: https://mail.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/brainmap

Student Opportunities


To let everyone have a chance to catch a break during the hectic semester, SidPac and Ashdown are co-organizing a Fall Festival next Saturday, October 15, from 2-5pm that runs through SidPac and Ashdown Courtyards (or MP Room and Hulsizer Rooms if the weather is not on our side). 

This Fall Festival will be Carnival-Style - where you can complete a series of 6 Fall-themed Carnival games/activities over both SP and Ashdown to get a completion prize, and a chance to enter a raffle for more exclusive prizes (such as a gift basket, mini waffle maker, hoodie, etc.). There will also be a variety of fall-themed carnival snacks (e.g. DIY Nacho bars, pies, corn on a cob etc.) available for you to snack on while completing the activities. 

As a sneak peek, we are having games like Pumpkin bowling, Candy Corn Counting, a Non-alcoholic Mulled wine station where you can make your own mulled wine sachet to brew! There will also be a bounce house set up!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Hey! Are you interested in puzzles (like crossword puzzles, logic puzzles, or puzzlehunt-style puzzles), and eating food?  We at Ashdown House have the event series for you: October Puzzle Fest!  RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/puzzle-fest-oct22

Puzzle Party - Saturday, October 8, 12-3pm

  • Location: Hulsizer Room (NW35-1121)
  • Free Food!
  • A chill afternoon of solving puzzlehunt-style puzzles together and eating snacks and drinks!

Let's go to the Puzzled Pint! - Tuesday, October 11, Time TBA (likely 6-9pm)

  • Location: TBA (some bar/pub in/near Boston)
  • The Puzzled Pint is an monthly puzzle event, hosted at bars and restaurants around the world on the second Tuesday of every month.
  • The location will be made available on Friday, October 7, by solving a puzzle on the Puzzled Pint website: http://puzzledpint.com/

Puzzle Making Workshop - Tuesday, October 18, 7-9pm

  • Location: Hulsizer Room (NW35-1121)
  • Free Food!
  • In anticipation of the Puzzle Potluck (Oct 30), learn how to make puzzlehunt-style puzzles, while eating food!

Puzzle Potluck - Sunday, October 30, 2:30-pm

  • Location: Hulsizer Room (NW35-1121)
  • Free Food!
  • An afternoon of solving puzzles designed by event attendees, while eating snacks and drinks!
  • Writing a puzzle is optional to participate, but heavily encouraged.  Puzzle submission guidelines and form: https://tinyurl.com/potluck-oct22

For more info or questions, contact John Bell (jhbell [at] mit.edu (jhbell[at]mit[dot]edu)).  I look forward to seeing you there!


Ben Lewis, a Master's student in the Technology and Public Policy program at MIT is interested is starting an MIT/Harvard chapter of a Drug Health and Safety community organization that he's partnered with in the past, The organization is called End Overdose and their purpose is to distribute harm reduction materials to community members, to spread awareness about drug safety, and to promote equitable drug policy. They have chapters at many notable universities, like UCLA, University of Washington, and University of Alabama, just to name a few.

Here is a draft of his Outreach Plan for more information on what the Boston: MIT/Harvard chapter would be doing specifically. As you can see in the outreach plan, they already have quite a few Harvard volunteers, but they are was hoping this could be more of a joint effort between Harvard and MIT students. 

If you are interested, you can either put your name directly on the outreach plan (under Current Volunteers), or you can contact Ben Lewis directly (lewis899 [at] mit.edu) with any questions or concerns.


We empower biotech founders

Nucleate is a trainee-led organization that facilitates the formation of pioneering life sciences companies without taking equity.

    Connect with scientists and MBA students interested in launching a biotech venture.
    Industry Mentors, Clinical and Legal Strategy, Subsidized Perks, Fellowship Grants
    Network with faculty, biotech executives, first-time founders, and VCs.
    Iterate on a science-first business thesis through workshops with industry experts.
    Present to renowned scientists, industry veterans, and top-tier VC judges.

Our equity-free Activator program supports technical founders tackling the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). Over three years, the Activator has formed and supported 107 startup teams who have raised $175M in funding to develop technologies like protein sequencing (Glyphic), drug design (Manifold Bio), and microbial fertilizer (Ivu Biologics). Nucleate is working closely with local technology transfer offices to ensure applications are handled appropriately.

Applications are open for Nucleate Activator
For more information on Nucleate and the Activator program, you may visit our website here, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

The application date has been extended to October 21, 2022.


Do you have a beautiful biomedical image to share? The 2023 Image Awards competition is now open! 

All MIT students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. Submissions should be sent along with accompanying information form(s) to kigalleries [at] mit.edu (kigalleries[at]mit[dot]edu) by end of day on October 14. Each contributor may submit up to five high-resolution images taken as part of original MIT research. Winning images will appear in the 13th annual Image Awards exhibition, opening in March 2023 with lightning talks by image creators.

Details and information form are available at https://ki.mit.edu/image-awards. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!


Grad students, interested in improving graduate life & community at MIT while earning a partial stipend? Apply to become a Graduate Community Fellow!

When would I start? Start dates are flexible and based on the Fellow and the hiring organization. If you’re looking for a job starting this semester, over IAP, or next semester, these openings may be a great fit for you!

What would I do? Graduate Community Fellows work on projects and assignments that enhance the graduate community at MIT in targeted, impactful ways. Each Fellow reports to a staff member in the OGE or a partner organization. See specifics below.

What are the requirements? Must meet minimal eligibility requirements and agree to the terms of appointment. Appointment periods for Fellow positions vary. All positions serve 10 hours per week, and receive compensation of $700 per month.

International students with full-time RA/TA appointments should note that there are eligibility restrictions.

Available positions are listed at the current Fellow positions page.

How do I apply? Once you’ve reviewed position details, download the application to apply. Applications for all positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to hear from you!

Questions? Contact Jessica Landry, jlandry [at] mit.edu (jlandry[at]mit[dot]edu).


Welcome! The MIT Activities Committee offers discounted tickets to the MIT community for local arts and culture, sporting events, and family activities.

Visit MITAC​ ~ Your Ticket to Fun for movies, museums, sports, theatre, music, family, seasonal & special events since 1984!

  • Online: web.mit.edu/mitac
  • On campus: The MITAC Stata Center ticket office is open Tues-Fri 12-4pm.

Feel free to stop by and visit!  

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Members of the MIT community: subscribe here (at the bottom of the page) to our mailing list/newsletter to receive the latest updates delivered right to your inbox!


Fellowship Newsletter
Our Fellowship Newsletter is a monthly/bimonthly occurrence that includes upcoming opportunities and events, tips on applying to fellowships, announcements, and generally an avenue for us to relay fellowship related information. 

Interested in receiving the newsletter? Please sign up for our mailing list by clicking here. Future Graduate Fellowship Bulletins will be sent right to your email inbox.

Other financial literacy resources:

Check out the completely free iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union).

Customized for MIT, iGrad includes videos, articles, games, job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, and spending-smarts. It is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. Find more information at https://mit.igrad.com/. We encourage everyone to sign up!

OGE website’s Financial Literacy section: https://oge.mit.edu/finances/financial-literacy/

OGE website’s fellowships section: https://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/ including Fellowships Tipshttps://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/fellowship-tips/Please reach out to the OGE at grad-ed [at] mit.edu (grad-ed[at]mit[dot]edu) with questions about the workshop or our financial literacy resources.

If there are further questions about fellowships, the OGE Fellowship section can be found here, especially the Fellowships Tips content here.  


Read current and past issues of the ISO Newsletter here. For non-students, you can also subscribe to receive published copies by email.


The Office of Graduate Education (OGE)’s GradDiversity seeks to support the success of underrepresented and under-served graduate students at MIT. This takes place through a series of programs designed to strengthen recruitment, enhance community, and ignite development in academic, leadership, and professional skills.

Together with the Institute Community and Equity Office and our faculty, students, and staff from across the Institute, we are committed to fostering a more inclusive and caring climate that intellectually engages and values all members of our MIT community.

Sign up for the GradDiversity Newsletter here.

Sign up for the ICEO Newsletter here.


MIT Spouses & Partners Connect is wrapping up its 50th anniversary year – check out our anniversary publication to learn more about how our program has grown over the decades!

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect - open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff

The best way to stay up to date on all of our events and activities is to subscribe to our email newsletter which will be delivered every other Friday during the summer months!



Pub Night is Back!

Friday October 14

Look for the registration link in our weekly newsletter – subscribe here

Hosted by members of MS&PC, this is a great opportunity to meet other couples. You buy the drinks; MS&PC provides the snacks. There are limited spaces so make sure you sign up via the link in our weekly newsletter.


Kids Clothing Exchange

Saturday, October 29 from 10am – 12pm in Kendall/Open Space

Join us for a kids' clothing and toy exchange for children ages birth to 5 years old. Registration recommended! You’ll be the first to learn of event details or if the location or date changes due to inclement weather.

Out with the old, in with the new! Co-presented with MIT Open Space Programming, the exchange will include kids’ clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys, and books. Expectant parents are welcome.

No need to bring clothes to participate, but please bring bags to take home your new finds. Leftover items will be donated to a Cambridge non-profit organization.

Open Recreational Swim

for off-campus grad & postdoc families

Recreational swims are a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active, and spend quality time with family and friends in the pool. This opportunity is cost-free to MIT off-campus families, thanks to financial support from MIT Spouses & Partners Connect.

Register here.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays at 10am on the Westgate Playground

All kids from newborn age to 3.5 years old are welcome! You can bring siblings as well. This peer-led group will allow you to meet other parents and children for free play time and other activities. Snacks will be provided. This group is sponsored by Westgate, Graduate Tower at Site 4, and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect.


Weekly Wednesday Meetings

2-4pm in E23-009

Our weekly meetings are organized by MIT Spouses & Partners Connect staff and volunteers for the spouses and partners of MIT students, scholars, staff, and faculty. Each meeting revolves around a specific topic or activity. We invite speakers from campus, the community or our group to share their expertise. Babies and children are also welcome! Please be sure to bring a toy or activity that your child will enjoy.

Please enter the E23 basement from the E25 atrium. You can access the basement by either the stairs or elevators.  When you are at basement level, follow the signs to Room 009.

October 12: Cultural Adjustment

October 19: Fall Foliage tour at 10:30 a.m. at the Arnold Arboretum

October 26: Pumpkin Carving – bring your own pumpkin (we supply the carving tools)

Conversation Group –

Fridays at 10am and Tuesdays at 5pm

Meet other MS&PC members from all over the world, get resources and information about life at MIT/Cambridge/Boston, exchange ideas, and engage in cultural conversations in a friendly and casual environment, while working on English fluency. This group will meet outdoors on campus while the weather permits and then will move to zoom meetings.

Please contactecgatmit [at] gmail.com ( ecgatmit[at]gmail[dot]com) if you have any questions.

Newcomer Office Hour

Wednesday October 12 at 10am in E23-385: Register at spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu (spousesandpartners[at]mit[dot]edu)

Monday, October 24 at 10am on zoom: Register here

Are you new to MIT and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect? Want to learn about how to participate in our meetings and groups? Have questions about childcare, jobs, or English classes? Please join the newcomers Office Hour with Vika Palesheva, Program Assistant.

Private Consult with MS&PC Staff

Facilitated by Program Manager, Jennifer Recklet Tassi, this private appointment via Zoom or in-person is a time to ask questions, voice concerns, and reimagine your life here in Boston. We can spend the time talking about whatever is on your mind - from job search and career development to navigating a new city to figuring out how to make your experience in Boston productive and meaningful.

Appointments will be available at various times during the week.

Book a 30-minute private Zoom or in-person appointment here: https://mspc.youcanbook.me/



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MIT Language Conversation Exchange - open to all members of the MIT community

We connect people across MIT for conversation, cultural exchange, and friendship.

How to find a conversation partner at MIT so you can practice a language you are learning or want to improve with a native speaker.

Visit our website: http://lce.mit.edu

  • Search and contact native speakers of languages you want to practice for one-on-one conversation held at your convenience
  • Watch this video to learn how our website works

Join our Slack Space: https://bit.ly/lce-slack

  • Join or create channels for the languages you are interested in
  • Practice your writing skills while meeting other people at MIT who share your language interests

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  • Stay informed about upcoming small group meetings & events


Email us at lce [at] mit.edu (lce[at]mit[dot]edu)

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At the heart of the MIT mission statement is a call to serve the nation and the world—and this charge is embodied by the MIT Public Service Center. Every year, we send thousands of students into communities locally, across the nation, and around the globe to apply their skills and knowledge for the betterment of humankind. In the Institute's best traditions of hands-on experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and creative problem solving, these students donate their time, create new technologies, form communities and companies—and ultimately change lives everywhere they go.

As part of MIT's Division of Student Life, we provide a central point of communication and support for the outreach and humanitarian efforts of the MIT community. We engage students, alumni, staff, faculty, and others in life-changing initiatives and social entrepreneurship ventures that provide needed resources to individuals and communities.

Sign up for the weekly Community Service Bulletin of Events and Programs here.

News and upcoming events are posted on the homepage.

Professional Opportunities


Dana-Farber/Harvard Postdoc Open House

  • Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Boston, MA (in person) or ZOOM
  • Register here (if interested in a travel award register by 9/21)

Examples of potential areas of applications include single-cell genomics, clinical diagnostics, biomarker discovery, molecular imaging, NLP for medical records, epigenetics, and immuno-oncology.

Apart from postdoc opportunities with our faculty, thanks to generous donors, we are also starting a fellows program that lets you choose what to work on. This event is hybrid and we have funds to cover travel for some participants.


Research Area: Theranostics

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigators: Miller, Miles; Ng, Thomas

The Miller Lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School is looking for a curious and driven postdoctoral research fellow who wants to develop and understand synergistic and translational theranostic approaches for cancer treatment, especially for prostate malignancies, and particularly through the use of targeted external and systemically delivered radiotherapy. Our lab has particular interests in macromolecule drug delivery systems, including nano- and immunotherapy approaches - always with clinical translation potential and relevance in mind.

Ideal candidates should have a background and/or interest in theranostics/imaging, radiobiology, immunology or cancer biology, with expertise in cell culture, flow cytometry, and in vivo mouse models.

Postdoctoral fellows will design and execute laboratory research in support of the lab’s mission to develop novel theranostic approaches for therapy and response monitoring. Creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and define important unmet problems in cancer research within a collegial and collaborative environment are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for their own grants with the eventual goal of the fellow launching their independent research career.

A PhD, MD, or MD-PhD is required. Interested candidates are invited to submit application materials consisting of i) a cover letter indicating research background/interests/plan including a statement of impact, ii) a curriculum vitae, to miles.mlller [at] mgh.harvard.edu (miles[dot]mlller[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu) and scng [at] partners.org (scng[at]partners[dot]org)). References may be requested post-interview.   


Post-doctoral Fellow, Deep Learning for the Microbiome at Harvard Medical School
Post-doctoral positions available (with flexible start dates) to develop novel deep learning approaches to further understanding of the microbiome--the trillions of microbes living on and within us. This fascinating, complex and dynamic ecosystem is crucial for human health, and when disrupted may contribute to a variety of diseases including infections, arthritis, allergies, cancer, heart and bowel disorders. Over the past decade, sequencing and other high-throughput methods have provided data about the microbiome at unprecedented scale.

We are looking for talented and highly motivated post-docs with strong mathematical backgrounds (computer science, computational biology, statistics, mathematics, ecology, physics, etc.) who want to develop and apply novel deep learning methods that will further understanding of the microbiome.  Applications include forecasting microbial population dynamics in the gut for rational design of therapies, predicting the impact of the microbiome on the onset or progression of human diseases, predicting interactions with the host immune system, elucidating host-microbial metabolic interactions, and discovering functions of uncharacterized microbial metabolites and proteins. From the machine learning perspective, areas of interest include:

  • Fully-differentiable interpretable probabilistic models based on relaxations and variational inference
  • Deep Bayesian, dynamical systems and other structured models
  • Neural topic models
  • Deep learning models using sequence information

The position could be a good fit for either someone with a strong machine learning background who wants to get domain-specific research experience, OR someone with a strong mathematical background who wants to get more machine learning experience.

Applicants should have a high level of interest in:

  • Applying new deep learning technologies to biomedical problems.
  • Advancing knowledge of the microbiome and its role in human health and disease.
  • Having your work make an impact on healthcare outcomes.
  • Working on an interdisciplinary team and collaborating with computational, wet lab and clinical scientists.

The candidate is expected to engage with the broader machine learning and computational biology communities by presenting work at top conferences, as well as publishing applications of new methods in high impact journals. Although some experience modeling biological or other complex systems is required, microbiome specific knowledge is not required.

About the lab: the Gerber Lab (http://gerber.bwh.harvard.edu) develops novel statistical machine learning models and high-throughput experimental systems to understand the role of the microbiota in human diseases, and applies these findings to develop new diagnostic tests and therapies. A particular focus of the Gerber Lab is understanding dynamic behaviors of host-microbial ecosystems. Our work in this area includes Bayesian statistical machine learning methods for discovering temporal patterns in microbiome data, inferring dynamical systems models from microbiome time-series data, or predicting host status from microbiome time-series data with human interpretable rules. We have applied these methods to a number of clinically relevant questions including understanding dynamic effects of antibiotics, infections and dietary changes on the microbiome, and designing bacteriotherapies for C. difficile infection and food allergy. We also apply our methods to synthetic biology problems, to engineer consortia of bacteria for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Environment:  the Gerber Lab is located in the Division of Computational Pathology (http://comp-path.bwh.harvard.edu), which Dr. Gerber heads, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center (http://metagenomics.partners.org), which Dr. Gerber co-directs. BWH, an HMS affiliated teaching hospital is adjacent to the HMS main quad and is the second largest non-university recipient of NIH research funding. The broad mandate of the BWH Division of Computational Pathology is to develop and apply advanced computational methods for furthering the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The Division is situated within the BWH Department of Pathology, which houses over 40+ established investigators, 50+ postdoctoral research fellows, and 100+ research support staff. In addition, BWH is part of the greater Longwood Medical Area in Boston, a rich, stimulating environment conducive to intellectual development and research collaborations, which includes HMS, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.


  • PhD in computer science, computational biology, ecology, mathematics, physics, statistics, or other quantitative discipline.
  • Excellent publication track record.
  • Strong mathematical background with track record developing novel models and methods.
  • Solid programming skills in Python, with PyTorch experience desirable.
  • Experience modeling biological or other complex systems required; microbiome experience desirable, but not required.
  • Superior communication skills and ability to work on multidisciplinary teams.

Email single PDF including cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, brief research statement and list of at least three references to Dr. Georg Gerber (ggerber [at] bwh.harvard.edu (ggerber[at]bwh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)). In your CV, indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen/permanent resident or visa holder (and list visa type).

Research Scientist, Machine Learning for Microbiome at Harvard Medical School
The Microbiome AI/Deep Learning Lab in the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center and Division of Computational Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking a scientist with experience in machine learning. You will develop, deploy, and apply machine learning approaches, with a special emphasis on deep learning, to a variety of microbiology data sources. Applications will include forecasting microbial population dynamics in the gut, predicting impact of the microbiome on host phenotype, tracking infections in human populations, elucidating microbial metabolism, and discovering functions of uncharacterized microbial metabolites and proteins. An important component of the position will also include engagement with the broader research community to identify new application areas.

Applicants should have a high level of interest in:

  • Applying new deep learning technologies to biomedical problems.
  • Advancing knowledge of the microbiome and its role in human health and disease.
  • Having your work make a direct impact on healthcare outcomes.
  • Working on an interdisciplinary team and collaborating with computational, wet lab and clinical scientists.
  • Engaging with the broader research community to advance applications of AI/deep learning for the microbiome.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Quantitative Microbial Genetics, Quantitative Ecology, or related quantitative discipline, with demonstrated experience in machine learning.
  • Strong publication track record.
  • Programming experience in Python.
  • Experience with Unix, shell scripting, and high-performance computing environments (e.g., SLURM/LSF).
  • Experience with bioinformatics methods and pipelines for next generation sequencing data analysis.
  • Experience with organizing and managing large multi-omics datasets.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with PyTorch.
  • Experience with microbiology/microbiome applications and metabolic modeling tools.

Email single PDF including cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references to Dr. Georg Gerber (ggerber [at] bwh.harvard.edu (ggerber[at]bwh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)). In your CV, indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen/permanent resident or visa holder (and list visa type).

About the environment: The Microbiome AI/Deep Learning Lab is a newly established initiative within the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center (MHMC) and the Division of Computational Pathology (DCP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS). With recent funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Lab is building a state-of-the-art compute cluster with extensive GPU and CPU nodes, with the objective of making advanced deep learning technologies broadly available to microbiome researchers. The MHMC is a research and core facility that has worked with 100+ groups in the US and internationally to promote understanding of host-microbiome interactions in health and disease, emphasizing a focus on function to define causative effects of the microbiota and to harness this knowledge in developing new therapies, diagnostics and further commercial applications. The DCP is a research division with a broad mandate to develop and apply advanced computational methods for furthering the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. BWH is an HMS affiliated teaching hospital, adjacent to the HMS main quad, and the second largest non-university recipient of NIH research funding.


We have a Post-Doctoral Fellow opportunity within the group at the Wyss Institute to work on engineered cell-based therapeutics. Ideal candidates should have a background in either immunology, cancer biology, synthetic biology, or genetic engineering.

As a Northpond Labs funded project, this is a unique and fully-funded opportunity for those interested in working on research with translational and commercial potential.

Interested individuals may apply directly or contact the lab at church_lab_admin [at] hms.harvard.edu (church_lab_admin[at]hms[dot]harvard[dot]edu) with any questions


Postdoctoral training opportunities are available in Biological, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is actively recruiting talented researchers to join us for the next phase of their career. MSK is a top-ranked cancer center that consistently produces innovative research aimed at preventing, controlling, and ultimately curing cancer among other diseases. We write to actively invite your graduating or recently graduated PhD students as well as postdocs seeking more experience to apply to be a part of MSK. We’d greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst your students.

At MSK, postdoctoral trainees are embedded in a scientifically invigorating environment in the heart of NYC, an exciting hub for biomedical research. Postdocs would join a vibrant community of nearly 500 others pursuing a fertile range of scientific topics, all the while developing their skills and professional potential among a diverse mix of talented colleagues.

MSK provides postdoctoral researchers with a highly competitive salary and benefits package with yearly increases; full medical, dental, and vision coverage for themselves and any eligible dependents; low-cost housing options, affordable childcare, and minimum of 12 week paid parental leave.

To learn more about the diverse laboratory specialties in SKI and in Memorial Hospital and to peruse currently open positions, please visit our Postdoctoral Opportunities page HERE and the Career portal HERE, where candidates can also upload their CV to be contacted about future opportunities.


The Department of Infectious Diseases at Genentech is seeking a highly motivated Principal Scientific Researcher to participate in discovery research and drug development in the area of host-microbe interactions. The candidate will help drive our efforts in understanding dysregulated host pathways in infectious disease, including (but not limited to) sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia, and COVID-19. This is a laboratory-based position that requires hands-on experience in immunology, microbiology, and cell biology. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and highly motivated team committed to discovering novel therapies in infectious disease.


  • PhD in Immunology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, or related field

  • Track record of independent research and creativity, as demonstrated by high impact publications

  • Excellent communication skills and experience working in a highly collaborative environment

  • Familiarity with immune cell culture and/or in vivo models, multicolor flow cytometry, cellular immunological assays, single cell genomics, and gene perturbation technologies (CRISPR ko/i/a)

Preferred Expertise

  • Strong background in cellular immunology and experience studying gene function in primary immune cells, particularly myeloid cells

  • Previous experience in modeling and studying interactions between immune and non-immune cells (endothelial, epithelial cells, or fibroblasts) is desirable

  • Background in systems immunology and experience with computational analysis of -omic datasets is a plus

Find a link to the job posting here.


The Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program is an NIH funded 24-36-month mentored training program offered at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with focus area of research on cancer nanotechnology. Join an elite group of scientists and innovators using multidisciplinary concepts and skills to improve cancer diagnosis and therapy based on tools and discoveries made in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

All applicants must be either US citizens or permanent residents.

Strong emphasis on cancer biology and clinical medicine in addition to nanotechnology. Program focus areas include: drug delivery, polymers, chemo- and immunotherapy, RNA vaccines, computational chemistry, PK/PD, and translational research. Curriculum of seminars and workshops developed to broaden understanding of all areas of cancer nanotechnology. Physical and material scientists, pharmaceutical scientists, biomedical engineers, and clinician scientists all strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Now!

Educational Requirements:
Trainee will have completed highly relevant doctoral training in medical, pharmacy, chemistry, biomedical sciences, or related area and was awarded PhD, MD, or MD/PhD.

Please refer to the program website for additional details. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Amy Fry at amy_fry [at] unc.edu (amy_fry[at]unc[dot]edu).


Tumor Microenvironment, Vascular Biology, Matrix Biology, Immunology, Molecular  & Cellular Biology, Metabolism, Intravital Microscopy and Biomedical Engineering

The JAIN LAB (https://steelelabs.mgh.harvard.edu/rakesh_jain/pi_bio) in the STEELE LABORATORIES OF TUMOR BIOLOGY (https://steelelabs.mgh.harvard.edu) at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. Multiple positions are available in tumor microenvironment, vascular biology, matrix biology, immunology, molecular/cellular biology, metabolism, intravital microscopy and biomedical engineering. Ideal candidates should have a strong academic background, peer-reviewed publications, strong English language proficiency and writing skills. Candidates with a strong background in single-cell-sequencing, bioinformatics, Python, and R statistical computing are also encouraged to apply.

The Steele Labs have a diverse faculty and offer a lively and supportive environment in which to perform cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Our research goals are (i) to understand how the abnormal tumor microenvironment confers resistance to various cancer treatments (e.g., molecular therapeutics, nanotherapeutics, radiation and immunotherapy), (ii) to develop and test new strategies to overcome this resistance, and (iii) to translate these strategies from bench to bedside through multi-disciplinary clinical trials. This tight integration between bench and bedside and application of engineering/physical science principles to oncology is a hallmark of our research.

Responsibilities: We seek creative thinkers who take risks in defining and addressing important problems, and who use quantitative molecular, genetic, cellular, and computational approaches in their work. Research fellows are encouraged to apply for post-doctoral fellowships and to write their own transition grants to launch their independent research careers following their training period. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience with additional funding for conferences and training seminars.

Requirements: A PhD or MD/PhD is required. To apply, please send your CV, a career statement, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments (300 words) and the contact information of three references to: Steele Labs Recruiting jobs [at] steele.mgh.harvard.edu (jobs[at]steele[dot]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu).


Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiovascular Research Center
 Boston, MA
Deadline: till the positions are filled

The projects involve the development of novel signal processing algorithms and hardware to improve health care delivery in:

(1) the Intensive Care Unit 

(2) smart-phone based diagnostics 

The interested individual(s) will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of life scientists, engineers and clinicians.  

The mission of the laboratory is to develop advanced computational approaches to study the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias from the myocyte to the whole organ level. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a major research center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Collectively, these institutions represent one of the largest aggregations of biomedical researchers in the world. Opportunities exist for scientific interaction and collaboration with an extensive program of seminars, symposia and other organized meetings focused on a large array of topics. These seminars are weekly and include local, national, and international speakers on topics of general relevance for cardiovascular science and medicine. The Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) has an internationally recognized research program in cardiovascular, vascular, and pulmonary disease and development. The CVRC is home to over 100 researchers, in two locations - the Charlestown Navy Yard and the new Richard B. Simches Research Building. The MGH Division of Cardiology and the CVRC have a proven track record in training leaders in the fields of applied cardiac electrophysiology, pulmonary and vascular biology.

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in biomedical engineering or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. She/he should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be independent, self-motivated, and should have solid knowledge of machine learning and signal processing, and significant programming experience in MATLAB and Python. 

Antonis A. Armoundas, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Cardiovascular Research Center
149 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

TEL: 617-726-0930, FAX: 617-726-5806

Email: aarmoundas [at] partners.org (aarmoundas[at]partners[dot]org)


The Salk Institute is currently accepting applications for a Fellows position from a variety of disciplines, from biology, physics and mathematics to engineering, statistics and computer science.   

The Salk Fellows Program is a path for exceptionally talented early-stage career scientists to embark on fully independent research programs as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral studies. We seek bold leaders who are passionate in exploring new frontiers in science and pursuing innovative solutions to fundamental questions in biology. Candidates or recent PhD or MD graduates, ideally no more than one year from graduation with two at the most, with demonstrated excellence in research and leadership ability are appointed as Principal Investigators for an initial term of three years with the possibility for an extension of one to two additional years for a maximum of five years. Salk Fellow appointees are eligible for consideration for promotion to Assistant Professor.

Salk fellows are interdisciplinary scientists who integrate diverse approaches (e.g. computer science, mathematics, imaging, computational biology, physics, machine learning, molecular modeling, synthetic biology or engineering) to address fundamental biological questions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, all aspects of health and disease (e.g. human, plant and global health/disease), adaptation and evolution, host-pathogen interactions, neurobiology, physiology, translational medicine and genomics, biophysics and bioengineering. 

Prospective Fellows’ proposed research should not be simply an extension of their graduate work but should pursue bold and uncharted frontiers. The work should be exciting, combining originality and risk, two factors that often lower the chances of obtaining support through traditional channels but can lead to truly groundbreaking discoveries.

Candidates must complete an application online through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/102486 and include a current curriculum vitae, research statement, and three recommendation letters from scientists who are distinguished leaders in their fields, including one from their research advisor.  Selected referees should be able to comment in depth on candidates’ accomplishments and potential and describe the impact of their proposed research programs on their fields. Research advisors should explain how candidates’ research is distinct from previous work conducted in their labs. Referees should also address candidates’ readiness to start and operate an independent lab and their potential to benefit from an accelerated path to an independent research career.

Applications with all required materials will be accepted until the position is filled.


The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education offers an extensive range of clinical research training opportunities to prepare the next generation of clinician-scientists. Brief descriptions of the programs are provided below. As world’s largest biomedical research agency, the NIH encourages future clinician-scientists and medical researchers to consider adding an NIH experience to their portfolio.

Graduate Medical Education
NIH currently sponsor 17 medical specialty or subspecialty programs which have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also jointly sponsor clinical training programs with extramural training partners, to include Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, and the National Capital Consortium. In addition, we sponsor numerous "one of kind" translational medicine fellowship training programs. https://cc.nih.gov/training/gme/programs1.html

Clinical Elective Programs
Short term—4 to 12 week—clinically oriented elective rotations for senior medical and dental students; unique mentored specialty/subspecialty clinical research rotations are also available for combined program students (i.e., MD/PhD, DO/PhD). https://cc.nih.gov/training/students/clinical_electives.html

Postdoctoral Research Training Awards
Provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment, which consists of more than 1200 laboratories/research projects. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

Graduate Partnerships Program
This program is designed to bring PhD graduate students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp


For information on EU – U.S. cooperation in doctoral and postdoctoral education opportunities for U.S. researchers and organizations. Visit IIE online at www.iie.org. Please contact the programs directly for additional information or with any questions you may have.

A quote from a recent Fulbright U.S. student, "My advice to Fulbrighters of the future is that which was given to me. Go at it with an open mind; your experience will not be anything like you predicted and will mark you indelibly, but it will be great."

Career & Financial Guidance Programs


CAPD Graduate Student Career Exploration Grant 

Funding, of either $1000 to $1500, is available to offset the cost of domestic underfunded internships over IAP 2023. Example industry areas can include but are not limited to: non-profit, local government, startups, communication, creative fields, education or sustainability. Priority will be given to applications where the proposed opportunity extends beyond the scope of their current academic research trajectory and enables the applicant to make meaningful connections in industry.

Funds can be used to offset expenses students incurred by completing the experience. Examples of expenses include: travel, transportation, housing, food or other living expenses during IAP 2023. 

What do I need?   

  • Offer letter from the host organization that fits within the industry areas outlined above
  • Responses to short answer questions which includes an explanation of how the funds will help you complete the experience
  • Resume 

When is the application due? Wednesday, October 12th @ 11pm EST  

Learn more and apply. Questions? Contact: Tavi Sookhoo, Assistant Director of Career Prototypes, tsookhoo [at] mit.edu (tsookhoo[at]mit[dot]edu) 


The Harvard Biotech Incubator is seeking company applications for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 academic year!

Whether the state of your project is a great idea based on solid science or a pre-existing company, The Incubator can accelerate the translation of your technology into a commercializable product or venture-backed start-up!

Benefits of The Incubator:

Within this year-long program, a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, business students and other members of the Harvard/MIT community will work directly on developing your company. Guided by a panel of academic and industry advisors, The Incubator will…

  • Brainstorm all potential product-related applications.
  • Perform due diligence/market analysis.
  • Gain insight from key opinion leaders.
  • Develop investor pitch decks.
  • Create integrative business plans to help guide your company.

Throughout our program, you will have unparalleled access to our panel of advisors and team of Harvard/MIT affiliates as we work together to realize the full commercialization potential of your business.

Company Requirements:

  • Affiliated with Harvard/MIT.
  • Early-stage company (e.g., pre-IND) OR well-developed science-backed idea.
  • Technology or therapeutic target with multiple potential applications/indications.
  • Applications are not restricted to healthcare. Biotechnology applications beyond the realm of healthcare are also encouraged to apply.

Apply Here

Get further information at The Incubator website here

For questions and inquiries, please contact hbincubator [at] gmail.com (hbincubator[at]gmail[dot]com)


  • Dr. Fred Mermelstein, Entrepreneur in Residence at Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).
  • Dr. Carl Novina, Associate Professor at DFCI and serial entrepreneur.
  • Dr. Robert Distel, Special Advisor for Technology Development at DFCI.
  • Dr. Kelly Griskis, Research Analyst, Tekla Capital Management.
  • Dr. Yije Ma, Director of Global Business Development and Corporate Gene Therapy Strategy Lead, CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Dr. Pushkal Garg, Chief Medical Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

Interested in staying up to date and being the first to hear about our events??

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Join us for CAPD’s New Faculty Job Search Series and prepare yourself to strategize, anticipate, and effectively execute a faculty job search. These workshops will help you understand the conventions and expectations for required documents (CVs, cover letters, diversity statements, teaching statements, and research statements); revise, polish, and perfect your application materials; develop interview skills; and be ready to negotiate salary, benefits, research provisions, and more. These workshops are open to MIT Graduate Students and Postdocs, and you may register for all the workshops or just the few that you need.

You’ll find the latest updates on upcoming workshops in your CAPD Newsletters or you can always check the CAPD Events page. Sign up for our newsletters and automated emails by updating your uConnect profile and preferences.

Have questions? Contact us.

Upcoming Workshops:


  • “Faculty Job Search Essentials: Interviewing and Negotiating Offers”
    • Wednesday, October 12, 3:00-4:30 PM ET
      Description: This workshop will help you prepare for the faculty interview process. Learn what to expect for both first-round screening interviews (phone or video), and second-round in-depth interviews (campus visits or virtual). Get advice on the different components of the interview process, including presentations you may be asked to prepare (research talk, chalk talk, teaching demo), and meetings with faculty and students. We will also cover what to consider when assessing and negotiating faculty offers.

      Registration Coming Soon

Events Coming Soon:

  • “Path of Professorship”
    • Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20
  • “Essentials: Finding a Postdoc”


The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is an online platform that students can use to ask for advice when they need it—from MIT alumni around the world. Students can get advice on their job and internship search, conduct a mock interview or informational interview, explore career paths and future entrepreneurial pursuits, and navigating life at MIT.

Sign up to gain access to a community of alumni who are eager to share their advice at https://alumniadvisors.mit.edu/.

Find an advisor today!


MIT has a diverse range of career fairs, only a few of which are run by Career Advising & Professional Development. Others are managed by student organizations or academic departments. MIT students are also welcome at some fairs hosted by companies, professional organizations, and other universities.

To get the most of your career fair experience, see our Tips for Career Fair Success. You can also view the CAPD events calendar for career fair workshops.

Find out more about career fairs at MIT.


The OGE sponsors MIT's iGrad financial literacy portal, with resources to help with financial support.

The iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered for free to the entire MIT community in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union) is customized for MIT with videos, articles, games,  job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general.

More information can be found at oge.mit.edu/finances     


For those who are looking for other resources, recordings of career related workshops and sessions for grad students available here: http://capd.mit.edu

The CAPD Event calendar can be found here. 

Sign up for the Graduate Student Career Advising mailing list here.


MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce MIT’s subscription to The Versatile PhD, a web-based resource for PhDs considering careers beyond academia. Our subscription, generously supported by OGE, can be accessed by students and alumni via CAPD’s webpage and student CareerBridge accounts. Once students register, they can simply log in to the site directly (www.versatilephd.com)


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