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Department of Biology
163 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Tufts University
Department of Biology
200 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3195
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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.


Please welcome the newest members of the Biology faculty, Mimi Kao, Assistant Professor, (January 2016) and Kate Mirkin, Lecturer, (Summer 2015).
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L. Michael Romero, Professor of Biology, published his first book
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The first edition of the Department of Biology Newsletter was published
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