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 4/21/2021 4:00:01 PM
.@BostonChildrens research discovers how the preterm infant microbiome develops, providing new clues to prevent dis…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/20/2021 9:00:01 PM
“Understanding how the #microbiome forms in preterm #infants is essential to understanding how to intervene and inf…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/20/2021 2:43:31 PM
RT @DFBC_PedCare: Jennifer S. Whangbo, MD, PhD, will both moderate and present during today's 12:15 p.m. CT #ASPHO2021 session, "Unique Con…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/19/2021 1:00:01 PM
For unclear reasons, #Shwachman Diamond, a rare bone marrow failure syndrome, can lead to deadly leukemias. Sequenc…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/18/2021 2:00:01 PM
Mutations in #TP53 and #EIF6, acquired over time, respectively contribute to and prevent #leukemia in patients with…
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…
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