Boris Magasanik Professor of Biology, MIT
Thomas U. Schwartz is the Boris Magasanik Professor of Biology at MIT. His primary research investigates communication across biological membranes, using structural, biochemical, and genetic tools. Thomas leads the Schwartz Lab at MIT, which focuses on understanding how signals and molecules are transmitted between the nucleus and cytoplasm across the nuclear envelope, and working to decipher the mechanism and structure of the machinery that executes these cellular processes. Thomas earned his Ph.D. at the Free University of Berlin in 2000.