Boston, Cambridge and the surrounding communities comprise one of the world’s epicenters of academic and corporate leadership in biomedical science. The physicians and researchers who make up the faculty of Boston Children’s Hospital hold appointments at Harvard Medical School and play a vital role in the Harvard biomedical research community. Participants in the Translational Neuroscience Center engage in active collaborations with their colleagues at Boston Children’s, across the Boston-Cambridge biomedical research community, and throughout the nation and the world.

The National Institutes of Health, disease-based foundations, advocacy groups, and private donors support and collaborate with all elements of the TNC. In addition, the TNC is a valuable collaborator for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at every stage of research and development. For more information on industry collaborations, see the For Industry section of this website.

Our Boston Children’s Community

Within Boston Children’s Hospital, the Translational Neuroscience Center brings together clinicians and researchers with shared interests and common needs for infrastructure in translational neuroscience. Collaborating centers, programs, laboratories, services, divisions and departments include: 

Collaborations Across Disease Categories:

Partner Institutions in Boston

TNC faculty members engage in a broad range of local, national and international consortia and collaborations. Partner institutions in the Boston area include:

  • Autism Consortium
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • Broad Institute
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Harvard Catalyst
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard Stem Cell Institute
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McLean Hospital
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center

National and International Collaborators

A small sample of the TNC faculty’s national and international collaborators includes: 

  • Addenbrooke’s Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Autism Speaks, US
  • Bangalore University, India
  • Baylor College of Medicine, US
  • Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, US
  • Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
  • Hospital D’Enfants, France
  • Istanbul University, Turkey
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, US
  • Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada
  • Osaka University, Japan
  • Stanford University, US
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, US
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of California at Los Angeles, US
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
  • University of Washington, US
  • Vanderbilt University, US
  • Yale University, US

Inquiries from industry and other potential collaborators are welcome. Contact: