Researching Transplant Science and Immunology
BIDMC's Transplant Research Center and its principal investigators in the departments of surgery and medicine have national and international reputations for excellence and innovation. The center attracts students, fellows and post-doctoral individuals from around the world. In total, there are over 70 investigators in the Transplant Research Center, which is funded by more than $11 million in grants. Investigators engaged in bench research study the chemical and molecular make-up of cells and tissues for clues about organ rejection and tolerance. Their discoveries become the foundation for clinical research here and around the world.
Principal Areas of Investigation
The interests of the research group include immune tolerance and T-cell biology, cytoprotection (the role of protective genes in transplantation), molecular diagnostics, xenotransplantation, liver and beta cell regeneration, vascular biology, and bioinformatics, as well as a number of subspecialties within these key areas.