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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.


Congratulations to Prof. Elizabeth Crone, who has recently been invited to become an external member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

Tufts researchers find a new weapon to fight dangerous infections. Learn more >

Tufts Biology was ranked 3rd in the nation by College Factual.

Congratulations to Fallon Durant and Dr. Michael Levin, whose research has just come out in New Scientist. Fallon's paper also got the cover of the issue, featuring a homage to M. C. Escher's art. Learn more >

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Tytell, whose NSF Career award "BIOMAPS: Comparative analysis of locomotor biomechanics and control in fishes" got funded in the amount of $910K for the next five years. Learn more >