Child Neurology Residency Training Program
Neuroscience research at Boston Children's Hospital spans multiple departments and disciplines, integrating basic studies of the nervous system with translational and clinical research endeavors.
Researchers in the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center and many clinical departments housed in the Brain Center are investigating key processes in nervous system development, function and repair, with the primary goal of applying this knowledge to disorders of the nervous system that affect children. Much of their work is carried out in conjunction with the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center (IDDRC) at Children's, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, located in the Center for Life Sciences building, studies fundamental aspects of function and malfunction in the nervous system, how the system develops, and its plasticity and responses to injury. Study methods incorporate genetics, stem cells, molecular and cell biology, neurochemistry, electrophysiology, imaging and behavioral approaches. Many of its faculty are also members of the Children's Departments of Neurology or Neurosurgery.
The Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children's Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in typically developing infants and children, as well as children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders.
- The vibrant neuroscience community at Children's also includes researchers in several other departments and multidisciplinary programs.