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Department of Biology
163 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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Biology Department

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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.

News

Jan A. Pechenik has carefully edited Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (6th edition) for modern readers
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Lily Glidden's family and friends have endowed a new award to encourage students' exploration of the natural world
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Professors Mirkin, Freudenreich, and McVey were awarded a 5-year, $8.6 million program project grant from NIH
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Ryan McGinty's proposal won a competition for the MinION Access program (MAP); he was chosen to join the very first wave of MAP participants!
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