There are many way to collaborate with the BU CTE Center whether you’re already a part of the Boston University community, interested in becoming a part of our community, or want to access our data. Below you can find all of the ways to collaborate with us.

Why collaborate with us?

The BU CTE Center houses the world’s largest brain tissue repository focused on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, led by Ann McKee, MD, a leading expert in CTE. The Center is connected with a top medical school and the VA Boston Healthcare System. The BU CTE Center is an interdisciplinary research and training environment with Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine faculty leading clinical trials, clinical research, and human brain bank studies. Investigators are involved in national and international collaborations to further the world’s knowledge on CTE, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, PTSD, TBI, and other neurological conditions. Studies done at the BU CTE Center produce rich prospective and retrospective clinical, pathological, genetic, and neuroimaging data.  

Data Requests

The BU CTE Center is invested in helping further the world’s knowledge of CTE and we encourage investigators to request data and resources from our center to support their research needs and endeavors. To learn about the different data sets and types of data that you can request, please click the button below.

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 Graduate Student Training and Research Opportunities

The BU CTE Center has a strong history of working with and mentoring graduate and medical students interested in neurology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, genetics, genomics, and related disciplines. You must be enrolled in a graduate-degree-earning program at Boston University to be considered for a graduate research student position. Click the link below to find more information on the qualifying programs.

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 Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities

Occasionally, our faculty and staff will work on projects and mentor undergraduate students during a semester, or over the summer. These opportunities vary year-to-year and depend on a student’s interests, long-term goals, availability, and previous experience/coursework, as well as the availability of faculty/staff. Interested students should email a cover letter and a CV to the BU CTE Center marketing team, Amanda Cabral ( and Cassie Ferreira (