November 11, 2005
MIT Fires Biology Professor Who Admitted Faking Data
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has fired a biology professor who admitted he fabricated and falsified data in a paper, several manuscripts, and grant applications. The California Institute of Technology is also conducting its own investigation into the professor's work.
Luk Van Parijs, an associate professor, had been placed on leave and denied access to his lab and office after members of his research group reported allegations of research misconduct to MIT officials in