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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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Richard Wamai, an associate professor of cultures, societies, and global studies at Northeastern, helped to build a research and treatment center in Kenya to combat visceral leishmaniasis, the second-most deadly parasitic disease after malaria. Photos by Natalia Jidovanu for Northeastern University

A Disease You May Not Have Heard of Kills 20,000 People Every Year. He’s Working to Combat It.

Visceral leishmaniasis causes 20,000 deaths every year, yet many people have never even heard of it. Hopefully, the opening of a new research and treatment center at Chemolingot Hospital will…
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The Mexican axolotl salamander can regenerate many body parts, including its limbs and the spinal cord. Photo by Artem Lysenko from Pexels

Eye of Newt and Leg of Axolotl: Northeastern University Hosted an International Conference on Salamander Research

Northeastern is proud to have hosted the 2019 Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Biological Research Conference.
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The Science of Movement

How do we move elegantly? How do we balance? Dagmar Sternad is studying ballet dancers to discover the science of movement.
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