Matthew Vander Heiden (MIT)
It's time: After 19 years, legendary Koch Institute director Tyler Jacks passes the torch to Matthew Vander Heiden
Tyler Jacks, the long-tenured director of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, said months ago that he’d step away from the helm after finding a successor. On Thursday, that day finally came.
After more than 19 years leading the institute, Jacks is handing the reins to Matthew Vander Heiden, an MIT biology professor and cancer cell metabolism researcher. The longtime director isn’t going far: MIT President L. Rafael Reif said in October that Jacks will return “full time to the excitement of the lab.”
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