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Cutaneous Biology Research Center
The Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC) partners with researchers in academia and industry using leading edge technologies to produce healthy skin and prevent or treat diseases related to aging, cancer, and inflammation.
The Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CRBR) is located in the scenic Charlestown Navy Shipyard, close to Boston and other collaborative research facilities.
The CRBC occupies 43,000 square feet of space on the third floor of Massachusetts General Hospital's Lawrence E. Martin Research Laboratories, located at Building 149, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA.
Of this space, 75% is devoted to research. The remainder is assigned to corridors, other non-research areas, and offices for principal investigators.
Led by David Fisher, MD, PhD, the rich environment within the CBRC promotes biological discovery and hypothesis testing, particularly as relates to translational questions in dermatology and skin health.
The CBRC has a number of state-of-the-art core facilities. This includes the Histology Core, the Chemical Biology Program, Microscopy Core and the 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.
There are 136 laboratory benches in an open research area configuration. This was adopted to maximize communication and collaboration.
CBRC principal investigators are world leaders in the numerous disciplines relating to skin and employ or invent technologies which consistently advance basic understanding of skin biology.
To facilitate collaboration with clinicians and fellow researchers, shuttle services run frequently to Mass General's main campus and other research facilities.
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