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Department of Biology
163 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Tufts University
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.


Sara Lewis writes on firefly conservation -  Read more.  Sara Lewis' opinion pieces have been featured in Aeon Magazine, The Guardian, and CNN

Sara Lewis' first book, "Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies" published by Princeton University Press
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Applications for Fall 2016 Bio 13 Undergraduate TA positions are due May 2016 — DEADLINE EXTENDED
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Michael Reed's research featured
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George Ellmore heads new Biology Open Choice MS program
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Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Chair, Professor and Director of Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, is honored with the Paul G. Allen Foundation Frontiers Center Award
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Susan Koegel, Senior Lecturer of Biology, has been selected as the winner of 2016 Lerman-Neubauer Prize
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