Positron Emission Tomography

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The MGH Burn Research Center depends heavily not only on having highly-qualified scientists with long experience in their respective fields, but also on having state-of-the-art equipment in highly-specialized laboratories. The Massachusetts General Hospital is fortunate to be a world leader in laboratory facilities and in its collaborations with Boston Children's Hospital and the Stanford Genome Technology Center.

Each principal investigator has individual laboratory facilities where the major portions of his or her work are performed. These laboratories are well equipped for routine as well as specialized experimental work. Although much of the major equipment is located in individual laboratories, the long-term and close association of the Center investigators allows the investigators to take advantage of unique or highly specialized equipment as it becomes available at the collaborating institutions. This organizational synergy in sharing resources is exemplified in many ways.

Expanded Facilities

It is from our longstanding and successful collaborations with Dr. Ronald Davis' laboratory at the Stanford Genome Technology Center that we are able to bring our scientific environment in genomics technologies and computational analysis to our new Center. The Genome Center in Palo Alto, California offers us unparalleled resources including next-generation sequencers, robotics, oligonucleotide synthesis, and computational servers.

As a natural evolution of our Center, we have recruited Morris White at Boston Children's Hospital, an international expert in the regulation of several molecules involved in dysregulated insulin receptor signaling and mitochondrial dysfunction. Children's Hospital brings exceptional tools to our Center including unique knockin/knockout technologies to create transgenic murine models highly relevant to our research as well as a library of 25 antibodies of interest.