Academics

A deep understanding of biological principles, as well as innovative advances in the biomedical and life sciences, are essential for addressing major challenges that our world faces in health, security and sustainability. Northeastern Biology students will become leaders in these efforts as they learn to create and apply new knowledge, and build their scientific and technical skillsets, by seamlessly integrating experiential learning, challenging coursework, and closely mentored scientific discovery in the biological sciences.

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Undergraduate

Undergraduate studies in the Department of Biology allow students the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the organization and the processes of life, from the level of molecules and cells through the level of organs and organ systems to the level of populations, species, eco-systems and evolution.

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Graduate

Graduate study in the Department of Biology provides a tailored experience for each student, including independent research in our major areas of strength: molecular microbiology, cell and molecular biology, aging and regenerative biology, and biomechanics, neurobiology and behavior.

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Northeastern professor H. William Detrich, a leader of an international collaboration that has recently sequenced the genome of the blackfin icefish.
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Northeastern researchers may have discovered why cancer cells can regenerate after treatment.
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Nearly 50 scientists collaborated with Physics Professor Sam Scarpino to develop a compendium on pertussis and dispute the reasoning for its resurgence worldwide.
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