Research is an integral part of the Department of Surgery, and reflects a major commitment by the department to advance the field. The department work includes basic research in fields as diverse as the immunobiology of sepsis , the formation of intraperitoneal adhesions and the molecular analysis of neoplasia which all take place in the modern laboratory facilities of the Boston University Medical Campus. Active collaborations with colleagues at the schools of Medicine, Engineering, Public Health and Management enhance projects in the clinical, health services and education research arenas.
The Department of Surgery’s surgical research enterprise, located in the modern research facilities of Boston University’s Medical Campus includes several fully-equipped molecular biology laboratories staffed by basic scientists, senior technicians and personnel with expertise in all aspects of biomedical research.
The staff of the Associate Chair of Research Office provides residents and faculty with advice and assistance in the design, conduct, and analysis of both basic science and clinical research studies. Basic and clinical research is a major focus of both the faculty and residents who are involved in laboratory and clinical research projects.
Tony Godfrey, PhD, Associate Chair, Surgical Research