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Tufts University
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Department of Biology
163 Packard 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.


Assistant Professor Ben Wolfe’s research was featured in a podcast from Gastropod about the science and history of cheese. Watch the podcast and read the article here.

Tufts University named 3rd in country for undergraduate degree in Biology
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Congratulations to Catherine Freudenreich on her promotion to full professor!

Professors Mirkin, Freudenreich, and McVey were awarded a 5-year, $8.6 million program project grant from NIH
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Two Lily Glidden Award recipients named
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