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Tufts University
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Department of Biology
163 Packard 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.


Prof. James McClintock, University of Alabama at Birmingham, to speak at Barnum Museum Lecture, Thursday, November 5, 5pm. Read more >

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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Biology Support Staff receive a Tufts Distinction Award. Read more >

Congratulations to Francie Chew who received The A&S Seymour Simches Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising.

Susan Koegel, Senior Lecturer in Biology, named TCU Senate Professor of the Year. Congratulations Dr. Koegel!