Flash Mobs at MIT

The Flash Mobs at MIT was a series of events that help bring biology and cancer research to life.  For the Cambridge Science Festival, we organized events where participants acted out biological processes related to the research going on at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT.  I was involved in organizing and primarily directed filming and creating the videos for these events.  The first is "Bio Flash Mob", where the biological process being modeled was the delivery of drugs via nanoparticles to cancer cells.  The second is called "The Human DNA Strand" where the siRNA process was acted out.  Both of these approaches are currently being investigated as promising novel approaches to cancer treatment.  

On April 26, 2012, 200 Boston-area students, MIT scientists and local community members came together to make cutting-edge cancer research come to life in the Bio Flash Mob. This event was organized for the Cambridge Science Festival by the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. Learn more at http://ki.mit.edu and http://www.facebook.com/kochinstitute.

Human DNA Strand:  Scientists, Students, and MIT Community members come together as a human DNA strand to act out a story of a how novel cancer treatment (siRNA) works.