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Living Machines

An MIT NEET thread training the next generation of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.


About The Thread

Living Machines is a NEET thread that focuses on the areas of biotech and medical devices. The projects spanning the three years cover a variety of cutting-edge research topics including body-on-chip technologies, the microbiome, DNA data storage, quantum computing for biology, and microfluidics.
Most importantly, you will be part of a diverse and interdisciplinary community of undergrads, faculty, and industry partners where you will establish long-term personal and professional relationships.

Upcoming Events

Events are open to Living Machines scholars only unless otherwise noted.

  • MIT - Living Machines Pizza Social

    Weekly Virtual Video Meetups

    Every Wed & Sat 9-10 pm

    Online (Slack #socials channel)

    Join us twice weekly for an informal online social where we talk about random stuff! Just head to the LM Slack #socials channel and you'll be able to join a live conference call.

Featured Scholars

Why Join?

  • Join 30 scholars from 5 different majors across the Schools of Engineering and Science

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    Work on cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects at MIT labs

  • Gain valuable technical, lab and communication skills

  • Become part of a rich intellectual community

  • Earn a NEET Living Machines certificate from the School of Engineering

  • Get access to the LM Research Lab and Community Space


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    A NEET New Approach to Engineering Education

    Curriculum focuses on new machines that will address social needs of the future.

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    Following the Thread

    Three years of project work yield NEET students an experimental model of the human gut—and preparation for their postgraduation goals

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    A Recipe for Health

    Women’s health advocate, Top Chef host and executive producer, and MIT visiting scholar Padma Lakshmi tours campus, speaks on endometriosis.

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