Tools and Technology

Tools and Technology at HMS

Technology may be the single most important driver of discovery in biomedical science.

The Tools and Technology Committee (TnT) was created to ensure that HMS achieves and maintains world leadership in critical areas of biomedical research. TnT program funds help support and expand our shared facilities and technologies on the quad and help drive new programs in technology innovations and development.

Read the Tools & Technology Committee Report

TnT Funding

The TnT Program funds upgrade and equipment purchases for existing cores, the purchase of shared equipment made available within departments, and the start-up costs for new core facilities. The TnT Faculty Advisory Committee works closely with departments and department leadership to identify future funding needs. Proposals for applying for TnT funds are considered on a rolling basis by the TnT Faculty Advisory Committee and can be submitted at any time. Proposals should be formatted and submitted following these guidelines:
Click HERE for the TnT Call for Proposals.

See the complete list of TnT Funded Proposals.

Featured: New Bioinformatics Core

HSPH Bioinformatics Core (HBC)
In an effort to provide bioinformatics analysis services and training to the HMS Community, the HMS Tools and Technology Program has provided additional support and resources to the HSPH Bioinformatics Core (HBC). HBC provides expertise in areas such as array analysis, next-gen sequencing (NGS) and functional analysis. Their NGS support includes epigenetics, transcriptomics and re-sequencing studies. HBC works together with research computing groups on all aspects of data management. Visit the Core's website.

HBC Information Sessions: Want to learn more about HBC? HBC can deliver presentations at departmental meetings or lab meetings. The presentation would be 10-15 minutes and would provide a brief overview of the core and what kind of support they provide.
If you are interested in scheduling an information session or would like to learn more please contact Meeta Mistry, Bioinformatics Analyst at:



To support and stimulate the development and dissemination of tools and technologies to ensure that HMS maintains world leadership in critical areas of biomedical research.

TnT Committee


Stephen Harrison, PhD, Chair
Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology


Judith Glaven, PhD
Associate Dean for Basic and Interdisciplinary Research


Robert Datta, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology


Wade Harper, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology


Norbert Perrimon, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics


Michael Springer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Biology


Suzanne Walker, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology


Christopher Botka, IT Advisor to Committee
Chief Technology Officer