We are committed to advancing biomedical research for the benefit of humankind, and delivering innovative teaching and training at the interface of biology and medicine.

Our dynamic, collegial department bridges Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School, opening up unrivaled opportunities for collaboration.

Microscopy image of zebrafish brain

Survival of the zebrafish: mate, or flee?

July 18. Mark Fishman's lab has found that when faced with conflicting opportunities, zebrafish make an unexpected decision

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Jason Buenrostro

Speeding up single-cell genomics research

June 24. Jason Buenrostro's lab has developed an improved single-cell ATAC-seq method, which scales up research into how genes are controlled

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HSCRB Faculty Search

May 29. HSCRB is recruiting two tenure-track faculty to join its multi-disciplinary research and teaching department

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The ultimate goal of HSCRB’s research, whether it is focused on the most basic level of cellular development or on screening chemical compounds for potential drugs, is combating disease and tissue degeneration and improving human health. Research is conducted in our state-of-the-art new laboratories in Cambridge, and in one of Harvard’s affiliated world-class hospitals.

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HSCRB is the academic home of 20 faculty and over 350 stem cell scientists conducting research on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campuses as well as Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Broad Institute. Over 200 HSCRB scientists conduct work in the Bauer-Fairchild laboratories in Cambridge.

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HSCRB administrators are dedicated to achieving the Department’s goals in research and education. We support faculty in their roles as scientists, teachers, and University leaders. We support students’ efforts to learn and grow through coursework, lab experiences, and advising. We help each other in labs and offices throughout the Department and University to create a productive, supportive, and collegial work environment.

Please stop by the Administrative Suite in the Bauer Laboratory Building so we can introduce ourselves.

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