Community News – Week of April 27, 2020

Week of April 27, 2020

The following announcements are as of April 24.

COVID-19MIT Campus Updates and Guidance Website

Congratulations to Course X’s New PhDs!

Colin Grambow and William Records: April 24, 2020

Events and Seminars

April 27: Student Seminars, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. [zoom link will be emailed]
– Yining Hao, “Screening for H2O2-Mediated Cancer Therapeutics using a Genetically-Encoded Probe of Human Peroxiredoxin-2”
Justin Paloni, “Protein-Polymer Conjugate Arrays for Enhanced Biosensor Sensitivity and Selectivity”
Helen Yao, “Quantifying Protein-Polymer Interactions in Semidilute Solution”

April 30: Bidding closes for Covid Fundraiser! Win lunch with Dept Head Paula Hammond or Prof Bill Green through the “MIT Faculty Charity Lunches” . 100% of the donations go to fight COVID-19 in the Cambridge community.

May 4: Student Seminars, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. [zoom link will be emailed]
Yuxuan Tian, “Preserving Protein Function in situ using Mechanical Interlocking of Biomolecules”
Sun Jin Moon, “Exploring Compartmentalized NADPH Metabolism in Human Epithelial Cells”

See ChemE calendar for more listing of department events and seminars >>

Thesis Defense

April 28: Maxwell Nagarajan (Doyle Group), 12:30 p.m. [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Microengineered Hydrogels for Spatially-Resolved, Multiplexed MicroRNA Quantification from Tissue

April 28: Theresa Cloutier (Trout Group), 2:30 p.m. [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Computational Design of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody Formulations

April 29: Weike Sun (Braatz Group), 11:00 a.m. [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Advanced Process Data Analytics

April 29: Ki-Joo Sung (Sikes Group), 1:00 p.m. [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Engineering Non-Immunoglobulin Binding Proteins for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests

May 5: William Ho (Jain and Langer Labs), 2:30 p.m., [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Orthotopic Liver Metastasis Mouse Models of Mismatch Repair-Proficient Colorectal Cancer Recapitulate Clinical Inefficacy of Immune Checkpoint Blockade

May 8: I-Yun Lisa Hsieh (Green Group), 1:30 p.m. [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Insights into Future Electric Mobility

See ChemE calendar for more listing of department events and seminars >>

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

May 1: Application due for MIT Professional Education Advanced Study Program [Details]

Sophomores & Juniors: Application period is extended for the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) [Details]

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For more listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions, visit the Career Advice and Support page.

Other Announcements

May 31: Submission due for NOBCChE Conference abstract and student grant applications. [Details]

GradRat Committee: Balfour is currently offering 25% off plus a free gift for any orders placed this month (April 2020). (Rings would be directly shipped to you once completed.) The free gift is a Kendra Scott necklace. Please reach out if you have questions about sizing:

MIT Alumni Advisors Hub: Students, signup to connect with MIT alumni for career conversations. [Details]

REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress): Feeling stressed? We are here to help.
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