The Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is the world’s largest academic
research facility dedicated to investigating the effects of light on human biology and to the development of
light-mediated, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. A pioneer in light-based
biomedical research, the Center has been the source of many of the most successful transfers of this research
to clinical applications.

Our Goals

Wellman Center pursues its mission through the synergy of its faculty’s expertise in:

  • Basic research: investigating how light interacts with molecules, cells, organisms, and people
  • Technology development: designing new therapeutic and diagnostic methods and tools for specific diseases
  • Translational research: bringing basic research to the stage of practical, clinical applications
  • Education: informing scientists, physicians, students, patients, and the public about photomedicine