Research Environment

Harvard Medical School (HMS), its affiliated hospitals and research institutes, and the greater Harvard system are home to an unmatched number of outstanding research laboratories working in all areas of bioscience.Whether you are interested in fundamental biological mechanisms, disease-focused translational studies, or applied research in bioengineering or synthetic biology, our environment has a research community that will enable you to achieve your research goals. Through the numerous core facilities located within the basic science departments at HMS and the surrounding Longwood Medical Area you will have ready access to the latest, most advanced technologies. Because the Boston-area is compact and concentrated with biomedical researchers, you will never find yourself further than a short bike, bus, or subway ride away from leading experts or emerging technology that can propel your research forward. Explore our environment and facilities below.



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