ARUP K. CHAKRABORTY, PhD
Institute Professor; Professor of Chemical Engineering, Physics & Chemistry, MIT
Core Faculty Member and former Founding Director, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), MIT
Founding Steering Committee Member, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Arup K. Chakraborty is one of 12 Institute Professors at MIT, the highest rank awarded to a MIT faculty member. He served as the founding Director of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and he is a founding member of the Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH, and Harvard. For over two decades, Chakraborty’s work has largely focused on bringing together approaches from immunology, physics, and engineering. His interests span T cell signaling, T cell development and repertoire, and a mechanistic understanding of virus evolution, antibody responses, and vaccine design. Since 2016, Chakraborty has also been interested in the role of phase separation in gene regulation. Chakraborty is one of only 25 individuals who are members of all three branches of the US National Academies – National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, and National Academy of Engineering. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and has received many other honors including the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the E. O. Lawrence Medal, and the Colburn, Professional Progress, and Prausnitz Institute Lectureship from the AIChE. Chakraborty has received 6 teaching awards for his classroom teaching, and 24 of his former lab members are now faculty members at universities around the world. He is a co-author of the recent book “Viruses, Pandemics, & Immunity”. Chakraborty served on the US defense Science board, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust.
Meet the Team:
Julia DoelgerPostdoctoral Associate
Andriy GoychukPostdoctoral Associate
Andriy investigates how the transcription machinery and the immune system exhibit memory and adapt.
Sam MeltonPostdoctoral Associate
Sam is interested in the development of the adaptive immune system and causes of autoimmunity.
Matthew VanBeekResearch Associate / Ph.D. Candidate
Leerang YangResearch Associate / Ph.D. Candidate
Pranav MuruganResearch Associate / MIT Undergraduate
Pradeep NatarajanResearch Associate / Ph.D. Candidate
Rose YinResearch Associate / PhD Candidate
Rose's primary research focuses on understanding T cell repertoire development and its role in handling perturbations to the body.
Eric WangPhD Candidate/ Research Associate
Eric's research focuses on designing broadly neutralizing coronavirus vaccines.
Michelle AntunesAdministrative Assistant II to Dr. Chakraborty
Chakraborty Group Lab Administrator