Pathology Research and Innovation

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Boston Children's Department of Pathology financially seeds and supports basic and clinical research programs in pathology. These research programs seek to uncover innovative new approaches, correlate outcomes, and solve the many puzzles of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases in an atmosphere that encourages openness with the research community at large.

The Department of Pathology has seven principal investigators.  The following is a list of the researchers and their ongoing projects in the Department of Pathology:

Principal investigator:  Roberto Chiarle, MD 
Project title: Genetics and chromosomal translocations in lymphoma

Principal Investigator:Mark Fleming, MD, DPhil
Project title: Molecular genetics of erythroid iron metabolism

Principal investigator:Laurie Jackson-Grusby, PhD
Project titles: Epigenetic alterations; cancer stem cells

Principal investigator:Hannah Kinney, MD
Project title: Brainstem maturation in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Principal investigator: Kyle Kurek ,MD,  MMSc 
Project title: Development of a Molecular and Genetic Model for Metachondromatosis                                                                                                                                                                                   

Principal investigator:  Maria Lehtinen, PhD
Project title:  Neural stem cells and cerebrospinal fluid

Principal investigator: Hanno Steen, PhD
Project title: Proteomics

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