Welcome to Botulinum Research Center (BRC)
The national Botulinum Research Center (BRC) is one of the major academic and research units of the Institute of Advanced Sciences (IAS). It was first established in 2003 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth under the leadership of Dr. Bal Ram Singh, Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at UMass Dartmouth (1990-2015). Since August 2013 BRC moved to the Institute of Advanced Sciences located at 86 Faunce Corner Road, Mall road Suite 410, North Dartmouth, MA-02747, USA
BRC continues to promote research to create an understanding of the botulinum neurotoxins, their applications and the defenses against such toxins as biothreat agents.
BRC was initiated as a national effort, in collaboration with many researchers in academia, government agencies and industry. Currently, it has an international advisory board consisting of scientists from the UK, Japan, Italy, Germany and the US.