About

Vision

The MIT Biotechnology Group aims to increase the pace of biotechnological innovation by building strong, symbiotic relationships between the MIT community and thought-leaders in academia, industry, and business.

We endeavor to serve the MIT community by facilitating development of the knowledge, skills, networks, and experiences to prepare members for biotechnology-related careers.

Current Leadership

Brett Geiger
President

Brett Geiger is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT and the Program in Polymers and Soft Matter. He conducts research focused on designing nanoparticles to efficiently penetrate and deliver drugs to cartilage for treatment of osteoarthritis.

Ashvin Bashyam
President

Ashvin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT. His research uses magnetic resonance in assessing fluid dysregulation disorders for clinical applications. He is also a co-founder of a non-profit developing unmanned aerial vehicles for wilderness search and rescue.

Sam Huang
Undergraduate President

Sam Huang is a junior in Chemical Engineering interested in the business and financing side of the biopharma industry. Within the MIT Biotech Group, he has founded an investment due-diligence group and launched an angel group focused on the life-sciences.

Greg Ekchian
Director of Finance

Greg is a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research focuses on the development of injectable materials for long-term in vivo monitoring of oxygen and pH to guide treatment of diseases including cancer and injuries to tissue vascularization.

Jessica Carr
Director of Communications

Jessica is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry at MIT. Through her research, she develops imaging technologies and medical devices for biological fluorescence imaging and for Ear, Nose, and Throat diagnostics.

Rachit Neupane
Director of Events

Rachit is a PhD candidate at the MIT Koch Institute for Cancer Research and is enrolled in the MIT Sloan Healthcare Certificate Program. His research examines the role of epigenetic regulators in tumor maintenance in the context of lung and colon cancer.

Founders

James W. Weis
Founding President

James was a founding president of MBG as a PhD student in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Computational & Systems Biology Initiative at MIT.

Nathan Stebbins
Founding President

Nathan was a Founding President of MBG as a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is currently an Associate at Flagship Pioneering.

Vyas Ramanan
Founding Treasurer

Vyas was the Founding Treasurer of MBG as a PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is currently an Associate at Third Rock Ventures.

Andrew Warren
Founding Secretary

Andrew was the Founding Secretary of MBG as a PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is currently a Founding Scientist & Product Development Lead at Glympse Bio.

Leadership Alumni

Raven Reddy
Venture Associate, Dementia Discovery Fund
Minsoo Khang
Undergraduate student, MIT
Tony Kulesa
PhD candidate, MIT Ambassador, Breakout Labs
Anika Gupta
Undergraduate student, MIT Intern, Flagship Pioneering