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.

Boston Children's Hospital Innovation

BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/17/2021 3:00:02 PM
Exciting findings for #SDS and other #cancerpredisposition syndromes: “We revealed some of the processes by which…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/16/2021 8:00:00 PM
In @NatureComms, Akiko Shimamura, @AlyssaLKennedy, @ColemanLindsley et al pinpoint specific #genetic changes that l…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/16/2021 7:53:48 PM
RT @DFBC_PedCare: Congratulations to our very own @AlannaChurch_MD on being named one of the #ASCO21 Merit Award recipients!…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/16/2021 6:00:00 PM
Health experts noticed a mysterious peak in #MISC cases among children just weeks after a wave of #COVID19 cases. D…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/16/2021 5:35:00 PM
Superb collaboration among @DanaFarber @DFBC_PedCare & @IPI_Protein finds clues to leukemia prevention in Shwachman…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/16/2021 4:00:02 PM
Exciting phase 1 results in pediatric high-grade #glioma in @NEJM: #herpesvirus target the tumor, draw an immune at…
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