Biology

Our scientific expertise spans the realm of the biological sciences to drive advances in medicine and healthcare, biotechnology, education, and public policy. Our core research strengths include molecular microbiology; biochemical, developmental and cellular aspects of living systems; stem cell biology; mitochondrial genetics; healthy aging; neurobiology and behavior; and, the biomechanics of human movement.

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Biology Degree Programs

Students studying biology develop a broad understanding of the organization and processes of life, from molecules and cells through organs and organ systems to populations, species, ecosystems, and evolution.

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You Want To Manage Your Anger Better. Your Brain Wants You to Stay Alive. Here’s How You Can Do Both.

Can you discern the differences among all the subtle shades of your anger? Lisa Feldman Barrett explains how emotion and the brain are linked.
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Photo of Ella Bursting using a micropipette in a lab setting.

Building the Perfect Co-op, Cell by Cell

Second year cell and molecular biology student Ella Brunsting designed her own co-op, ultimately placing her in Belgium at the GIGA Institute.
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Research Grants Awarded to Two Undergraduate Students

Two undergraduate students working in Professor Rebecca Shansky’s lab were awarded research grants from the Mindlin Foundation and Northeastern University.
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Feb 25th, 2019
Dr. Aaron Whiteley of Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard Medical School presents: Bacterial cGAS-like Enzymes at the Host-Pathogen Interface https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/151326
Mar 11th, 2019
Dr. Ali Zomorodi of Bioinformatics Program, Boston University presents: Unraveling metabolic circuits behind the games that microbes play at genome-scale resolution http://people.bu.edu/alizom/Home.html