Our faculty have developed methodologies for many different clinical tests with the aim of obtaining critical health information without requiring major invasive procedures. They have been instrumental in leading our understanding of how the immune system protects you from attack, how mature cells in your body develop from more primitive stem cells, how viruses and other microbes work, how transfusions can be made better and safer, and how your body works to stop bleeding when you are injured.
Our goal is to make diagnosis as accurate and non-invasive as possible and as "personalized" as possible. When it comes to cellular therapy, our goal is similarly to utilize the clinical laboratory to "personalize" treatments, recognizing that each individual has a different genetic makeup and thus therapy should always be personal rather than "generic".
Laboratory Medicine moved into the 55 Park Street Building on April 7, 2010.