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Department of Biology
Robinson Hall
200 College Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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Department of Biology
200 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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Office: 617-627-2264
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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.


Open position:
- Part-time Lecturer in Biology
(Non-tenure track)

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Reed, who was appointed an Associate of Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology.

The Department of Biology at Tufts University is ranked 3rd in College Factual's list of 2019 Best General Biology Colleges in the U.S.

Congratulations to Dr. Sergei Mirkin, who received a $2.6M Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from NIH in March 2019, to advance his pioneering studies of the mechanisms of genome instability mediated by simple DNA repeats.

Please welcome Dr. Erik Hoel, Research Assistant Professor at Allen Discovery Center.

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