Meet our Gerry Laboratory Research Team
The Amyloidosis Center at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, currently under the direction of Martha Skinner, MD, and Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD as associate director, is recognized internationally as a leader in basic and clinical research on amyloidosis and related diseases. The Center is unique in its approach, combining laboratory and clinical research to support exceptional care for patients with all forms of systemic amyloidosis.
Our mission is to serve as a:
- Referral center for evaluation and treatment of patients with amyloid diseases
- Coordinating center for clinical trials and laboratory research on systemic amyloidosis.
- Reference laboratory for amyloid pathology and molecular diagnostics
- Resource for information on amyloidosis for scientists, physicians, patients, and their families
Activities in the Alan and Sandra Gerry Amyloid Research Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine are directed by Lawreen Connors, PhD and include the Amyloidosis Reference Laboratory as well as basic research on amyloidosis, in collaboration with other laboratories at Boston University and elsewhere.
The Amyloidosis Clinical Program coordinates the multidisciplinary evaluation of patients with amyloidosis by subspecialists who are expert in amyloid diseases. The Clinical Program works closely with the Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Section of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, directed by Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD, and with the Clinical Trials Office. Trials and treatment are available for all major forms of amyloidosis. John Berk, MD directs clinical trials for the familial forms of amyloidosis.