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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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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What Can Ballet Dancers Teach Us About Balance?

Biology Professor Dagmar Sternad takes a deeper look at the human body's ability to balance.
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Fall Defenses in the Biology Department

Three doctoral candidates -  Meining Carly Ching, Tommy Tashjian, and Antonia Vitalo, - have all successfully defended their dissertations.
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