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Molecular Aging & Development Laboratory (MADLab)

Latest Publication (Science Translational Medicine): "Traumatic Brain Injury"


Our mission is to discover disease mechanisms and develop new diagnostics and treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Brain Trauma.


MADLab is a multidisciplinary biomedical research laboratory based at the Boston University School of Medicine, College of Engineering, and Photonics Centers. MADLab is closely affiliated with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Center for Biometals & Metallomics (CBM), and collaborating laboratories across the nation and around the world. Research conducted at MADLab is supported by federal and foundation grants and private donations.


    TBI Story on CBS Evening News





MADLab — BU School of Medicine

MADLab at Boston University School of Medicine is a 2700 sq. ft. mutidisciplinary research facility located in BU's Biosquare Research Park, Boston's newest and largest biotechnology complex. This new state-of-the-art research facility is centrally located within the Boston University Medical Campus.

MADLab — BU Photonics Center

MADLab has a coordinate biophotonics laboratory at the Boston University Photonics Center devoted to translational development of innovative non-invasive laser-based diagnostic instruments.

MADLab on NBC's Today Show

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Center for Biometals and Metallomics (CBM)

The Center for Biometals and Metallomics (CBM) is a unique cutting edge research facility that will provide unparalleled analytical capabilities for a consortium of world-renowned Boston University and Harvard-affiliated investigators in cell and molecular biology, metalloprotein biochemistry, physiology, cancer biology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, neuropsychiatry, nutrition, and toxicology.

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