Quick Facts

Quick Facts

PCMM research and educational program is part of Boston Children’s Hospital and is affiliated with the Harvard Medical School.

Our mission is fundamental biomedical research to:

  • Improve human health
  • Harness inflammation
  • Strengthen immune defense

We pursue four (at least) primary areas of research:

  • Adhesion molecules and inflammation
  • Autoimmunity and allergy
  • Genetics of immunodeficiency and cancer
  • Immune defenses against infectious diseases, viruses, and tumors


  • Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., Director
  • Alexander Shtifman, Ph.D., Scientific Adminsitrative Director
  • Steve Carriuolo, Financial Administrative Director

Scientific Staff

  • 16 principal investigators
  • Four investigators are members of National Academy of Sciences, three are members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Two are Howard Hughes Investigators and one is a member of the Institutes of Medicine
  • Investigators rank in top one percent nationally for NIH funding per lab
  • Annually publish over 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals
  • ~125 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from 20 countries