Research at Boston Children's Hospital

The research enterprise at Boston Children’s Hospital, comprising more than 3,000 researchers, is the world’s largest at a pediatric center. Our work is fueled by a deep understanding of disease coupled with world-class discovery platforms, including genetics and genomics, gene editing, bioinformatics, proteomics, bioengineering, image analysis, multiple animal models, biobanks and disease-specific stem cell lines. We have special expertise in rare disease discovery and see large, highly diverse patient populations.

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Going into science: Women scientists at Boston Children's offer advice to girls

We gathered women scientists from across Boston Children’s Hospital and asked them to advise girls wanting to enter the field. Hear what they had to say, and go in depth here for more wise words and a taste of what they’re investigating.

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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 7:00:00 PM
A better-than-ever picture of how the brain is wired, at nanoscale resolution – down to the level of individual…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 6:39:34 PM
RT @MauSantillana: A great summary of our recently published work, written by David Castineira, first author of this paper, on the applicat…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 6:00:00 PM
Research shows #COVID19 is hardly mutating; positive news for doctors: via @newscientist
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 5:00:00 PM
New research suggests young children use both sides of their #brain while learning languages, giving them an edge o…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 4:00:00 PM
A system developed by @BostonChildrens' @m_rashidian1 and Hidde Ploegh could help track #tumor response to PD-1 blo…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 2:00:04 PM
.@BostonChildrens' Dr. Aaron Bernstein participated in a panel discussion that focused on the health impacts of…
Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer