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 4/15/2021 8:00:00 PM
“This is the process at work; our job is to relay that to the public,” says @maiamajumder about the announcement to…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/15/2021 6:30:00 PM
Many #COVID19 patients are experiencing lingering #symptoms weeks after the initial infection. @mandl spoke to…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/15/2021 2:00:06 PM
Recurrent #TEFs have a high re-recurrence rate, even after #endoscopic repair. An innovative technique called poste…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/13/2021 6:30:00 PM
Congratulations to Dr. Frederick Alt for receiving the @AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in #Cancer Research. Le…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/11/2021 4:00:00 PM
“This serves as just the beginning as we would like to use this method for creating many different therapeutic anti…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/9/2021 6:00:01 PM
Researchers have discovered an unusual connection between a rare skin disorder, Mucocutaneous Eruption, and…
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