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A generous gift from Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverly Sackler allowed the establishment of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences in the fall of 2008. The Institute facilitates collaboration among faculty from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The School of Medicine, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The Institute focuses on conducting research at the interface of disciplines and the seamless combination of research with teaching and learning. Among other activities it provides seed funding for innovative research projects; support for graduate fellows and visiting faculty; programs enabling cross-disciplinary education for graduate and post-doctoral fellows and undergraduates; and speaker series and seminars to share progress at the interface of biology, physics and engineering and forge new collaborations. The activities of the Institute operate through the umbrella of the Program in Physics, Engineering, and Biology.