Resources & Facilities

The Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC) occupies approximately 43,000 square feet of space on the 3rd floor of Massachusetts General Hospital's Lawrence E. Martin Research Laboratories in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Of this space, over 75% is devoted to research. The remainder is assigned to corridors, other non-research areas, offices for the principal investigators, conference rooms and administrative offices.

There are 136 laboratory benches in an "open" research area configuration. This design was adopted to maximize communication and collaboration. In addition to the CBRC, the Lawrence E. Martin Research Laboratories also house a number of other basic science research centers which include the Cancer Center, the Cardiovascular Research Center, the Diabetes Unit, the Embryology-Teratology Unit, the Immunology Laboratory, The Lovett Group for study of Diseases Causing Deformities, the Neuroscience Center and the Renal Unit. Together, these research units create a unique scientific environment.

The CBRC has a number of state-of-the art "cores," which are described in a separate section. These include the following:

  • Histology Core
  • Chemical Biology Program
  • Microscopy Core
  • Transgenic Mouse Core

In addition to these cores there are a number of common research areas such as tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, radiation rooms and several centrifuge rooms.

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