Aligning strengths to discover solutions
Hospital-based research centers and interinstitutional collaborations provide the ideal conditions for our multidisciplinary researchers to pursue their investigations.
HST Research Nuclei
The Martinos Centers at MIT and MGH support biomedical imaging research that spans scientific disciplines from basic research to clinical investigation and develop medical applications for these new technologies.
Work in this multidisciplinary applied research center at Children's Hospital Boston focuses in three areas: bioinformatics, public health informatics (including biosurveillance), and clinical informatics.
The Wellman Center for Photomedicine seeks to improve health through discovery, understanding and application of new diagnostic and therapeutic uses of light in biomedicine.
The Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center unites engineers and physical scientists with physicians and physician-scientists, and together they apply the rigors of the physical sciences to fundamental biological processes and mechanisms of disease.
HST Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brigham and Women's Hospital
The vision of this center is to pioneer technological advances that can be rapidly translated to the clinics. The main research initiatives are Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Nanoscale and Microscale Technology, Systems Biology, and Technology for Global Health.
Investigators in this laboratory take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of hearing and deafness. Their research interests span the auditory system from peripheral to central, from animal model to human patient, from normal to abnormal function, from neurophysiology to behavior, and from the molecular and genetic bases of deafness, to its treatment via hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Major Research Collaborations
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) at MIT provides facilities and resources that promote and support clinical investigation. The CRC offers resources to help investigators with all phases of a study, from design through implementation and data analysis.
The NSBRI is a consortium of 12 institutions working to prevent or solve health problems related to long-duration space travel and prolonged exposure to microgravity. The NSBRI is working with NASA to identify and prioritize the most critical risks confronting extended space flight.
The BioMEMS Resource Center develops and promotes living-cell-based microdevices as key technologies in the Twenty-First Century medicine and biological sciences.
The Tissue Engineering Resource Center supports research in biomaterials and tissue engineering. It consists of two core laboratories: one for biomaterials (at Tufts University), and one for bioreactors (at MIT-HST).