This timeline, situated near the center of the Galleries, explores the first 150 years of life sciences and engineering research at MIT.
It is no coincidence that the Koch Institute's cross-disciplinary approach to cancer has emerged first at MIT, where both engineering and science have thrived since 1861. These disciplines have advanced in parallel, but have also pushed each other forward, with technological advances enabling new scientific discoveries, and scientific understandings forming the basis for new technologies.
This timeline reflects on select milestones, both individual and institutional, from the interwoven advancement of these two disciplines at MIT. The timeline is unfinished; it closes with an opening, anticipating many more milestones to follow.
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