About the Yang Tan Centers at MIT

The Yang Tan Centers at MIT comprise five distinct units committed to improving human health. At each center, interdisciplinary teams of scientists join together to address some of the greatest biomedical challenges of our time.

Yang Tan researchers are uncovering the genetic, biological, and neurological mechanisms driving conditions from autism spectrum disorders to cystic fibrosis and developing innovative molecular technologies to treat them. They are using sophisticated mathematical models and computational tools to understand complex electrical-neural interactions within circuits, advancing our understanding of the brain. They are creating and disseminating bionic technologies that mitigate a broad range of disabilities. And they are exploring the multidirectional interplay between the brain and other body organ systems, paving the way for cutting-edge diagnostics and therapies for gastrointestinal and other dysfunctions.

They are, overall, forging a better future for all of us.