Past Events - 2019

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Tony Kulesa Petri

    Tony Kulesa | Biotech Entrepreneurship

    Nov 14, 2019

    4-5 pm | 66-144

    Dr. Tony Kulesa is a managing director at Petri. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT. While at MIT, he co-founded and directed 3 courses on biotech and entrepreneurship, including BiomedStartup, a course that coaches 10+ teams per year on research commercialization projects. Open to the entire MIT community.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Ice Cream Social

    Adam Behrens | Food preservation, sustainability, entrepreneurship

    Nov 7, 2019

    4-5 pm | 66-144

    Dr. Behrens is the Co-founder & CEO of Cambridge Crops. He obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland and conducted his postdoctoral work at MIT. Open to the entire MIT community.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Ice Cream Social

    Study Break | Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

    Nov 5, 2019

    5-7 pm | LM Lounge

    Come enjoy ice cream in our LM Lounge.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Leila Pirhaji

    Guest Talk | Leila Pirhaj

    Oct 31, 2019

    4-5 pm | 66-144

    Dr. Pirhaj is the Founder & CEO of ReviveMed, a company developing technologies for AI-driven drug discovery. Dr. Pirhaj carried out her Ph.D. and postdoctoral work at MIT. Open to the entire MIT community.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Ana Maiques

    Guest Talk | Ana Maiques

    Oct 24, 2019

    4-5 pm | 66-144

    Ana Maiques is the CEO of Neuroelectrics, a company aiming to change the way we interact with the brain; developing innovative technologies to monitor and stimulate the brain. Open to the entire MIT community.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Donut Social

    Social | Donuts & Hot Chocolate

    Oct 22, 2019

    5-6 pm | 66-168

    Socialize with fellow LM scholars over donuts and hot chocolate.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Giovanni Traverso

    Dinner & Learn | Giovanni Traverso

    Oct 17, 2019

    5-6 pm | 56-402

    LM scholars had dinner with Prof. Giovanni Traverso. Discussions revolved around science, research, career and life advice.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Mark Bathe

    Guest Talk | Mark Bathe

    Oct 17, 2019

    4-5 pm | 66-144

    Dr. Mark Bathe is a professor at MIT in the Department of Biological Engineering. He runs an interdisciplinary research group focused on the targeted delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids and vaccines, phenotypic profiling of neuronal circuits involved in psychiatric disease, and engineering nucleic acid materials for highly parallel molecular computing and massive data storage. Open to the entire MIT community.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Susan Conover

    Guest Talk | Susan Conover

    Oct 10, 2019

    4-5 pm | 66-144

    Susan is the Founder & CEO of LuminDX, a startup focusing on identifying skin conditions instantly using Artificial Intelligence. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in System Design & Management from MIT, and an M.S. in Engineering Product Development from Singapore University of Technology and Design. Open to the entire MIT community.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines Harvey Lodish

    Guest Talk | Prof. Harvey Lodish

    Oct 3, 2019

    4-5 pm | 66-144

    Dr. Harvey Lodish is a molecular and cell biologist, professor at MIT, Founding Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and lead author of the textbook Molecular Cell Biology. He is also a founder of Genzyme among other biotech companies. Open to the entire MIT community.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines OpenBiome Site Visit

    Research Symposium | NEET - Living Machines

    May 10, 2019

    2-4 pm | W20 - Private Dining Rooms 1 & 2

    A showcase of research projects NEET Living Machines scholars worked on during Spring. Food is served and event is open to the public. Organized by the Rebekah Costello.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines OpenBiome Site Visit

    Site Visit | OpenBiome

    April 12, 2019

    2:30-4 pm | OpenBiome

    OpenBiome is a nonprofit stool bank, expanding safe access to fecal transplants and catalyzing research on the human microbiome.

  • Anh Nguyen - Cell Press

    Guest Talk | Dr. Anh Nguyen (Cell Press)

    April 5, 2019

    2-3 pm | 16-220

    Dr. Nguyen is an editor at Cell Press (a scientific publishing house). She will be giving an overview of the peer review process. What happens, what to expect and what to consider when submitting your paper for peer review.

  • MIT NEET - Living Machines - Roger Kamm

    Guest Talk | Prof. Roger Kamm (MIT)

    March 22, 2019

    2-3 pm | 16-220

    An overriding objective of the Mechanobiology Lab is to elucidate the fundamental nature of how cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli, and to employ the principles revealed by these studies to seek new treatments for vascular disease and to develop tissue constructs for drug and toxicity screening.

  • MIT NEET Living Machines - Prof. Tami Lieberman

    Dinner & Learn | Prof. Tami Lieberman

    March 14, 2019

    7-9 pm | 16-220

    LM scholars had dinner with Prof. Tami Lieberman. Discussions revolved around science, research, career and life advice.

  • Living Machines Pi Day Social

    Social | Pi Day

    March 14, 2019

    3-4 pm | 56-402

    Come enjoy some pie and tea as we celebrate Pi Day! LM scholars can bring one guest. No RSVP required.

  • Prof. Rebecca Carrier

    Guest Talk | Prof. Rebecca Carrier (Northeastern University)

    March 8, 2019

    2-3 pm | 16-220

    Prof. Carrier's research interest is the interaction between biological systems and materials, with specific applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.

  • Lunch & Learn with Prof. Chris Love

    Social | Pizza Night

    March 1, 2019

    7:30-8:30 pm| 16-220

    Join us and enjoy pizza while you socialize with other LM scholars. No RSVP required. Contact Julie Vaughn with any questions.

  • Lunch & Learn with Prof. Chris Love

    Guest Talk | Prof. Shuichi Takayama (Georgia Tech)

    March 1, 2019

    2-3 pm | 16-220

    Prof. Takayama's work focuses on microfluidic models of cancer metastasis, lung-on-a-chip, in vitro fertilization on a chip, phase locking analysis in GPCR signaling, and validation of protein biomarkers of disease for development of diagnostics.

  • Lunch & Learn with Prof. Chris Love

    Guest Talk | Dr. Ashley Allen (Sentien Biotech)

    February 22, 2019

    2-3 pm | 16-220

    Dr. Allen is a research scientist at Sentien Biotech where she is working on innovative cell therapy applications to transform treatment of diseases caused by a dysregulated immune system.

  • Mentor-Mentee Dinner Part I

    Dinner | Peer Mentor-Mentee

    February 13, 2019

    8-9 pm | 1-135

    A catered dinner hosted by our Peer Mentorship Program. Dinner is by invite only. Contact Alexa Guan for more information. Organizer: Alexa Guan.

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    Info Session | NEET

    February 4, 2019

    3-4 pm | 4-153

    A general NEET info session for all threads. Come learn more about the four threads offered by NEET including Living Machines. Chat with faculty, ask questions to a student panel and grab pizza! (open to all Freshmen).

  • Ginkgo Site Visit

    Site Visit | Ginkgo Bioworks

    January 31, 2019

    3-5 pm

    We visited Ginkgo Bioworks for a tour of their facility and to met some of their scientists and engineers. Organizer: Ronit Langer.

  • Lunch & Learn with Prof. Chris Love

    Lunch & Learn | Prof. Chris Love

    January 17, 2019

    12-1 pm

    Lunch with Prof. Chris Love from Chemical Engineering. Organizer: Rebekah Costello.