Our Research Labs & Groups

Ambulatory Surgery

The goals of anesthesia for ambulatory surgery are to provide a patient-chosen level of consciousness with control of surgical stimuli during the procedure, followed by rapid recovery with minimal side effects, so that the patient can return to normal function as soon as possible.

The Center for Perioperative Genomics

The Center for Perioperative Genomics encompasses two laboratories with numerous collaborators, dedicated to improving perioperative outcomes in cardiac surgery.


This research Center is devoted to multidisciplinary research efforts with a cluster of highly talented faculty members and affiliated faculty members that have unique scientific expertise and perspective that are focused on defining key molecular events of importance in the pathogenesis of reperfusion injury, a sequence of events that affects many diseases including asthma, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary and renal disorders, as well as diseases with inflammatory components such as arthritis and oral medicine with focal clinical sequelae such as periodontal disease.

Center for Muscle Research

This Research Center focuses on the pathophysiology of skeletal muscle. The Center is composed of 3 collaborative laboratories each headed by a Faculty PI. The focus of these laboratories includes Excitation Contraction Coupling (skeletal and cardiac), calcium metabolism in skeletal muscle, and the involvement of adhesion molecules and stem cells in remodeling of injured muscle.

Center for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

At the Vacanti Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, researchers are currently developing several projects centered on the goal of placing tissue-engineered cells and scaffolds into the human body in order to regenerate tissue.

Laboratory for Aging Neuroscience

The Laboratory for Aging Neuroscience is focused on the aging brain and the impact general anesthesia has on it.

Laboratory of Nanomedicine & Biomaterials

Nanotechnology has generated a significant impact in nearly every aspect of science. Research in the Farokhzad Laboratory seeks novel nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in order to develop advanced drug delivery systems with the promise to improve health care. Highly interdisciplinary and translational, our research is focused on multifunctional, nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems.


Neuroanesthesia is devoted to multidisciplinary research efforts with a cluster of highly talented faculty members that have unique scientific expertise and perspectives.

Pain Research Center

The mission of the Pain Research Center is to investigate the mechanisms and the behavior associated with chronic pain state, both in animal models and with human subjects, and to develop new therapeutic approaches for cure and prevention of pain. Chronic pain may arise from diseases, such as cancer, from nerve injury, from prolonged or intensely acute inflammation, or from unknown causes.


Dr. Bader’s current academic interests lie in the area of assessment, patient safety, and quality improvement, focusing specifically on strategies for the optimization of patient outcomes with appropriate risk assessment as well as efficient resource use.

STAR Center

The BWH Surgical ICU Translational Research (STAR) Center is a collaborative research center focusing on translational, clinical, and outcomes research in the Surgical ICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Translational Pain Research

The goal of the Translational Pain Research group is to improve the medical management of patients with chronic refractory pain states, such as that following peripheral nerve or spinal cord damage resulting from tumors, vascular lesions, inflammation, and traumatic events