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Department of Biology
163 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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Department of Biology
200 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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Biology Department


Contemporary biology is built on understanding life at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and community levels. The Tufts Department of Biology is dedicated to providing a unified and comprehensive view of biological processes for our students.

The distribution requirements for undergraduate biology majors include laboratory, lecture, and seminar courses across diverse levels of biological organization. Students learn scientific problem-solving methods and the essential skills of reading and evaluating original research literature, and of communicating their research results.

Tufts Biology department also provides numerous opportunities for undergraduates to actively participate in cutting-edge biological research in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, physiology, plant ecology, animal behavior, and conservation biology.


Dr. Levin uses artificial intelligence to gain insight into the biophysics of cancer. Learn more >

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Tufts researchers in Dr. Sergei Mirkin's lab uncover possible source of genetic error behind a dozen debilitating diseases. Read more >

Dr. Ben Wolfe was selected to be the Bernstein Faculty Fellow for 2016-2017! Learn more >

The Tufts IGERT program in Soft Material Robots (led by PI and Director, Barry Trimmer) was the largest team contingent in the first International Grand Challenge in Soft Robotics. Learn more >