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National Academy of Sciences Member
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National Academy of Sciences Member


Geobiologist, and Hayes Career Dev. Assoc. Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Tanja Bosak studies microbial fossils to understand the parallel evolution of life and the environment.

BCS professor Ed Boyden, along with other researchers at Georgia Tech and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT (, has developed a way to automate the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the living brain.

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  On board was MIT Physics alum Ronald E.

Professor John Essigmann describes how an early industry experience doing real science pushed him to pursue a career as a professor and professional scientist.

Sallie W. Chisholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - National Medal of Science 2013 for contributions to the discovery and understanding of the dominant photosynthetic organisms in the ocean, promotion of the field of microbial oceanography, and influence on marine policy and management.

On April 26, 2012, 200 Boston-area students, MIT scientists and local community members came together to make cutting-edge cancer research come to life in the Bio Flash Mob.

It's a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle? 

For many years, Titan's thick, methane- and nitrogen-rich atmosphere kept astronomers from seeing what lies beneath.

Robert Horvitz has devoted much of his career to studying the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. Only 1 mm long and containing fewer than 1000 cells, C.

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