Research

Students at GMS participate in a vast array of cutting-edge research on Boston University’s medical campus. Our campus boasts continually expanding state-of-the-art facilities that provide the highest quality services to investigators through our expert, multidisciplinary faculty and the most up-to-date instruments and equipment. PhD students gain valuable research skills including the opportunity to publish their work.

BU School of Medicine Research Centers

BU also has Advanced Core Laboratory Services including:

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • DNA/Protein Core
  • Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography Facility
  • NMR Spectroscopy Core
  • Cryo-Electron Microscope Facility
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
  • Transgenic Facility
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Suite
  • Laboratory Animal Science Center.

The hospital has also recently opened the BU-BMC Cancer Center and the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory. The latter is funded in part by a $124 million grant from NIH, which is the largest single grant ever given by NIH to a medical center.

Charles River Campus Centers

MD/PhD students can join the Department of Biomedical Engineering or one of the many laboratories throughout the  campus that is run by a faculty with a joint appointment at the medical center. Opportunities include:

  • Research in nanotechnology or chemical drug screening through the Chemical Methods Library Design (CMLD) center, a NIH roadmap facility that couples combinatorial chemistry and pharmaceutical research.
  • Opportunities in application of photonics research to biomedicine at the Photonics Center, such as work using lasers to detect incipient Alzheimer’s disease.

Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty and students are involved in a wide variety of research projects. In addition to our core facilities, centers and institutes, browse our departmental research focuses and our faculty research interests to find fields that match your own.