Creating the spacefor 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.
Meg Younger named 2024 Sloan Research Fellow
CSN and NPC researcher Meg Younger was named a 2024 Sloan Research Fellow in neuroscience for her ongoing work studying Read more
Scientist Profile – Professor Christopher Chen
Professor Christopher Chen heads the Tissue Microfabrication Laboratory which seeks to understand how adhesive, mechanical, and biochemical interactions drive cell Read more
Scialog: Molecular Basis of Cognition Funding Awarded to 7 Research Teams
Center for Systems Neuroscience researchers Michael Economo and Ben Scott for being among the 17 researchers to receive awards from Read more
Memory, Brain Function, and Behavior: Exploring the Intricate Connection Through Fear Memories
In a study published in Journal of Neuroscience, Steve Ramirez (Center for Systems Neuroscience) and colleagues uncover connections between fear Read more
Pew Scholar Investigates How Good and Bad Memories Impact Brain Health
Steve Ramirez, a Center for Systems Neuroscience researcher, is studying artificial memory manipulation as a therapy for neurodegenerative disorders Read more
Scientist Profile – Professor Tyler Perrachione
Tyler Perrachione, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Director of the Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory Director of the Read more