We are committed to advancing biomedical research for the benefit of humankind, and to delivering innovative teaching and training at the interface of biology and medicine. Our dynamic, collegial department is part of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School. This reflects the strategic importance of our work across the university, and opens up unrivaled opportunities for meaningful collaboration.


Tenure-track faculty position open in HSCRB

Oct. 4. HSCRB is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member to join its multi-disciplinary research and teaching mission

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Ya-Chieh Hsu

Beauty is skin deep

Sept. 28. Ya-Chieh Hsu studies how diverse cell types in the skin communicate — but to her, research is more than just scientific ideas

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Paola Arlotta

New leadership in HSCRB

Sept. 27. The deans of Harvard Medical School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have announced new leadership of HSCRB, a unique, cross-disciplinary 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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