News

Ph.D. defense, Dr. Francisco J. Sánchez-Rivera

Congrats to Francisco for his outstanding Ph.D. defense! (12.16.2015)

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award 

Congrats to postdoc Peter Westcott for being awarded a Damon Runyon Fellowship!

Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) Award

Congrats to postdoc Leanne Li for being awarded a LCRF grant!

Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) Award

Congrats to postdoc Tuomas Tammela for being awarded a LCRF grant!

Koch Institute Graduate Fellowship in Cancer Research Award  

Congrats to graduate student Kevin Thai for being awarded a 2015 KI Graduate Fellowship!

Department of Defense Grant 

Congrats to postdoc Chengcheng Jin for being awarded a DOD grant!

Assistant Professor at New York University 

2015.07.01 - Congrats to postdoc Thales Papagiannakopoulos on his independent position at New York University. The Papagiannakopoulos lab will open its doors in October 2015 and is looking for new members. more >>

Assistant Professor at Yale University 

2015.07.01 - Congrats to postdoc Nadya Dimitrova on her independent position at Yale University. The Dimitrova lab will open its doors in September 2015 and is looking for new members. more >>

Boston Globe - Tyler Jacks and the Jacks Lab

2015.06.08 - Tyler Jacks and the Jacks Lab mentioned on the Boston Globe, in a piece about precision medicine. Read about it!  more >>

Dr. Carman Li

2015.06.05 - Congratulations to our newest alumni Carman Li for her Ph.D. graduation!! The Jacks lab is super proud of Carman!

MIT’s James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award - 2015

2015.05.20 - Congratulations to Tyler Jacks!! He is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Killian Award, the highest honor MIT grants to members of its faculty. Our one and only fierce leader is recognized for his leadership of MIT’s cancer research community, and his influence on the field of cancer research. more >>

The Sergio Lombroso Award in Cancer Research - 2015

2015.05.01 - Congratulations to Tyler Jacks for being the 2015 recipient of the Sergio Lombroso Award in Cancer Research, given once in two years to an internationally distinguished scientist, medical researcher, or physician, who has made highly significant contributions to the understanding of the causes and mechanisms of cancer, or to its diagnostics and therapy.

Ph.D. defense, Dr. Carman Li

Congratulations to Carman Li for her outstanding Ph.D. thesis defense!! Congratulation Dr. Li!!!! (04.23.2015)

Nano Letters, March 2015

Congratulations to the members of the JacksLanger and Anderson labs, for the publication of their work on in vivo delivery of siRNA to the lung vasculature. more >>

Rhodes Scholars

Our own UROP Elliot Akama-Garren featured today (12.16.2014) on MIT's webpage.

Jacks lab on the Boston Globe 

Check out the issue on the Boston Globe about the new CRISPR/Cas9 technology and the Jacks lab, among others. "Tool to edit DNA revolutionizing research in Boston area".

Rhodes Scholars

Congrats to UROP Elliot Akama-Garren for being among the 32 Americans selected for the pretigious Rhodes Scholars (annoucement).  more >>

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship

Congrats to postdoc Chengcheng Jin for being awarded an Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship!

TEDx Cambridge - Tyler Jacks

Our fierce leader, the one and only Tyler Jacks, on TEDx Cambridge, sharing his "Life Lessons from 34 years of Fighting Cancer ". How inspiring and awesome is this? Check it out!  more >>

Nature, October 2014

Congratulations to Tyler (left), graduate student Francisco Sanchez-Rivera (middle) and postdoc Thales Papagiannakopoulos (right) , for their paper entitled "Rapid modeling of cooperating genetic events in cancer through somatic genome editing", featuring the novel CRISPR/Cas9-based technology to quickly investigate the function of candidate-genes in the well-established autochthonous mouse model of cancer. Nature Advance Online Publication on Oct. 22 and also at the MIT webpage!  more >>

Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) Grant

Congrats to postdoc Nik Joshi for being awarded a Lung Cancer Research Foundation grant!   more >>

Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) Grant

Congrats to postdoc Tuomas Tammela for being awarded a Lung Cancer Research Foundation grant!  more >>

KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) Award

Congrats to postdoc Mandar Muzumdar for being awarded an KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) award.   more >>

Assistant Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Congrats to postdoc David McFadden on his independent position at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and on being awarded the "The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)" grant (annoucement).   The McFadden lab will open its doors in January 2015 and is looking for new members.

Tyler Jacks to speak at TEDxCambridge

TEDxCambridge has announced its fall 2014 speaker lineup, which includes our very own Tyler Jacks. The event will be held in venues throughout Kendall Square on Friday, Sept. 12.  more >>

NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Congrats to postdoc Tuomas Tammela for being awarded an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99).  more >>

Wen Xue - Assistant Professor at UMass School of Medicine

Congrats to postdoc Wen Xue on his independent position at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine! The Xue lab will open its doors in September 2014 and is looking for new members.  more >> 

PNAS, August 2014

Congrats to postdoc Wen Xue on his paper on small RNA combination therapy for lung cancer.  more >>

Cell, July 2014

Congrats to postdoc Wen Xue on his co-author paper together with the Hahn lab, implicating transcriptional regulation of EMT by YAP1 as a significant component of oncogenic RAS signaling.  more >>

Molecular Cell, June 2014

Congratulations to postdoc Nadya Dimitrova on her paper demonstrating lincRNA-p21 affects global gene expression and influences the p53 tumor suppressor pathway by acting in cis as a locus-restricted coactivator for p53-mediated p21 expression.  more >>

Nat. Biotechnology, June 2014

Congrats to postdoc Wen Xue on his co-first author publication together with the Anderson lab, showing that genome editing with Cas9 in adult mice corrects a disease mutation and phenotype.   more >>

PNAS, April 2014

Congratulations to postdoc David McFadden on his paper demonstrating p53 constrains progression to anaplastic thyroid carcinoma in a Braf-mutant mouse model of papillary thyroid cancer.  more >>

Cell, March 2014

Congratulations to postdocs David McFadden and Thales Papagiannakopoulos on their paper showing genetic and clonal dissection of murine small cell lung carcinoma progression by genome sequencing.  more >>