View of Harvard from across the river

Working Here

Cambridge and Boston are home to the largest concentration of life science researchers in the United States, making it the ideal place for stem cell researchers to find inspiration and build meaningful, long-term scientific collaborations. Harvard and MIT, two of the nation’s most innovative universities, are at the center of a flourishing community of life-science institutes and companies that creates an energizing environment scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs alike.

Our community

The HSCRB community, with education as its core mission, is a supportive and collegial one. Our scientists benefit greatly from the diversity, high standards, and culture of collaboration across the university, which produces life-science research of unparalleled quality.

We have the world’s greatest, largest, most advanced roster of researchers all within a four-mile radius of our department, and a culture of exploration that allows us to go easily between immunology and stem cell biology or developmental biology and regenerative medicine.”
Department chair Amy Wagers, Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology


In addition to excellent administrative support, our scientists benefit from access to expertise across Cambridge and Boston, and research-supportive core facilities across the university and its affiliated hospitals.

Living in Boston

Living in the Boston area means having the best of both worlds. Its busy, vibrant urban centers are within easy reach of beaches, mountains, and ski resorts, so nature is never too far away. Travel to New York and further afield is simple, with major transportation links located centrally. The housing market is tight, but the university helps newcomers through its housing office, credit union, and benefits packages.

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