Creating the space
for discovery

A research center powered by cross-disciplinary collaboration

The Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering is named in honor of Rajen Kilachand, a visionary Boston University alumnus and trustee. In addition to supporting the construction of the Kilachand Center building, his magnificent gift established the Rajen Kilachand Fund for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering—a $100 million endowment that advances, in perpetuity, groundbreaking research at the intersection of the life sciences and engineering.

As a direct result of his philanthropy, the scientists gathered under this one roof collaborate in interdisciplinary basic science research that aims to rewrite the story lines for important challenges, such as solving the riddles of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, accelerating our understanding of memory and speech, and delivering on the promise of synthetic biology to make molecules and tissues that mimic natural function and improve lives.


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