About the Research Thrust
The Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital is home to a multidisciplinary transplantation and organ engineering research center that works at the interface of basic and clinical science to uncover more about transplantation immunobiology.
Center for Engineering in Medicine and Surgery
The Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery (CEMS) at Mass General are the ambassadors of bioengineering, bringing technology to the forefront of biomedical research and the practice of medicine.
Laboratories and Researchers
Marianna Bei, PhD
Marianna Bei, PhD, is an investigator at the Mass General Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Bei's research is devoted to understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling organ formation in vertebrates and in particular the formation and homeostasis of the skin and its appendages.
Cardiothoracic Transplantation Laboratory
The Cardiothoracic Transplantation Laboratory, led by Joren Madsen, MD, DPhil, and James Allan, MD, MBA, uses molecular and cellular techniques to study transplantation tolerance, acute/chronic rejection, innate immunity, xenotransplantation and whole organ bioengineering for heart/lung transplantation.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory
The Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory conducts investigations into tissue engineering of cartilage, mechanisms of neural injury and regeneration, ischemia/reperfusion injury and transplantation of vascularized limb tissues.
Shannon Tessier, PhD
O. Berk Usta, PhD
Basak Uygun, PhD
Korkut Uygun, PhD
Transplantation Biology Research Center (TBRC) Laboratories
Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Laboratory
Voice Center Research Laboratories
The Voice Center Research Laboratories are designed to develop novel technologies, biomaterials, devices and surgical tools for advancing the diagnosis, management and treatment of laryngeal diseases and pathologies that affect voice.