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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Summer at Northeastern: Spotlight on REU Students

The REU program allows students from around the country to work and learn in prestigious labs. Meet two REU students at Northeastern!
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Dispatches from an Antarctic Co-op: an intro to Maggie

Meet Maggie Streeter, a biology student and fellow co-op at Palmer Station, Antarctica.
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Biology professor Javier Apfeld awarded NSF CAREER grant for early career faculty

Award recognizes Apfeld for potential to become a role model in research and education.
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