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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Sometimes you have to jump out of a bus to make it to the Forbes “30 under 30” party

Among the five Northeastern graduates recognized by Forbes as notable entrepreneurs were Kyle Kornack and David Cooch, who co-founded a nonprofit that enables drivers to offset their carbon emissions by…
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This solver of scientific paradoxes has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement for Sciences

Kim Lewis, who has made several major discoveries in the fight against bacterial infections, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Alumni profile: Dr. Jazz, Ph.D.

Alumnus Dr. Marc Cohn, Biology '71, got his start in radio broadcasting here at Northeastern, the same place he found his career in seed biology. Read about his journey in…
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