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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Biology co-op works to rehabilitate and rear seabirds

Biology student Jillian Hubbard works in Cape Town, South Africa, taking care of penguin chicks and other sick or wounded sea birds to help rehabilitate many bird populations. Learn about…

Cell and Molecular Biology co-op for Severe Typhoid in Africa project

Cell and Molecular Biology major Christina Potter has spent her co-op in Kumasi, Ghana, working in the lab and in the field to study typhoid. Learn about her research here.

Creator of iChip, biology professor gives TEDx talk

Biology professor Slava Epstein, who created the iChip, recently delivered a TEDx Talk in Bratislava.

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Nov 21st, 2017
Prof. Matthew Harris of Harvard Medical School presents: “Forward genetic approaches towards understanding proportion and morphological diversity” http://www.fishyskeleton.com/harris/Home.html
Nov 27th, 2017
Prof. Abigail Koppes of Northeastern University, Department of Chemical Engineering presents: Engineering the gut-brain axis http://www.che.neu.edu/people/koppes-abigail