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Department of Biology
Robinson Hall
200 College Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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200 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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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.

The biology department has moved!
All faculty that were in the Dana/Barnum building on the main quad are now located on the 3rd floor of Robinson Hall in the new Science and Technology Center (SEC). The biology department office is located in room 369 on the 3rd floor and all teaching labs are located on the ground floor. Please note that all faculty and labs in 200 Boston Ave. will remain at this location. We look forward to seeing you soon in our new home.


Congratulations to Biology Ph.D. candidate Charles van Rees, who was the recipient of a Fulbright Award to do a post-doctoral fellowship next year in Spain. He also attended a World Wetlands Day celebration in Hawaii to receive a Certificate of Commendation for Dedication and Service to Hawaiian Conservation from the State of Hawaii House of Representatives.

Congratulations to Sarah Dykstra, a post doc in the Biology Department who was co-organizer of a recent highly successful career development symposium. Learn more about the Boston Symposium on Careers and Collaboration in Science (B-SOCCS).

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.