Outreach and education

CBRI’s main goal is to produce breakthrough results in biomedical research, but it is also focused outward with an eye toward translating discoveries into therapies and cures through its Office of Technology Development, educating its postdoctoral fellows to become leading scientists in the public and private sectors, and providing laboratory internships for talented high school and college students who are considering careers in biomedical science.

Office of Technology Development

By working to establish scientific and intellectual property rights, OTD brings CBRI investigators together with biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms interested in their discoveries. In this way, the public investment in basic research is repaid many-fold in the form of improvements in medical therapies, diagnostics, and devices.

Postdoctoral fellows

At least 125 postdoctoral fellows from more than 20 countries advance their education working in research teams at CBRI. These young scientists are our future leaders in science, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development. The Institute has an exceptional record at producing some of the world’s most accomplished biomedical scientist. For more information, see CBR Alumni & Past Postdocs.


At CBRI, we offer laboratory internship programs for high school and college students.

Harry V. Keefe Summer Scholars – Established in 2000 by Mr. Keefe, the late trustee and benefactor of CBRI, this program provides opportunities for students of the Boston Latin School to develop their science and research interests through summer internships at CBRI. Interns benefit from the guidance of a scientific mentor, are trained in laboratory procedure, and participate in a viable research project.

Joseph R. Shaeffer Memorial Internship – This program allows college students fascinated with science to work as interns in CBRI laboratories during the summer. Interns learn lab procedures, work with inspiring mentors, and engage in cutting-edge research. Established by Dr. Shaeffer’s family, the internship honors the distinguished work of the former CBRI investigator.

For information on CBRI internships, contact Rachelle Rosenbaum at 447-278-3103 or via email.