Contact Information:

Michael Levin
Director, Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology
Director, Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University
Vannevar Bush Professor
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology

Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology
Tufts University
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biology
200 Boston Avenue
Suite 4600
Medford, MA 02155
Ph: (617) 627-6161
Email Dr. Levin 
Existing Expertise:
amphibian (Xenopus), chick, planarian models, in vivo detection and modulation of bioelectrical events, molecular developmental biology, mathematical modeling, gap junctional communication, left-right asymmetry, regeneration, machine learning (AI), morphogenesis, quantitative imaging and microscopy; biopolymers, human tissue engineering, mesenchymal stem cells; biomaterials, optics, nanotechnology, hybrid systems; artificial life, cognitive science; neurobiology, robotics
Allen Institute: Allen Discovery Center at Tufts
Harvard: Wyss Institute
MIT: Science and Technology Center EBICS
Tufts University: Levin Lab 
Tufts University: Soft Robotics IGERT 

Welcome to the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology


The Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology (TCRDB) is home to basic and translational research using interdisciplinary approaches to make fundamental advances in regeneration, cancer, and birth defects. The TCRDB integrates molecular physiology, cell biology, developmental genetics, biophysics, computer science, and engineering to understand the storage and processing of information in living tissues. The Center's unique emphasis includes: powerful model species from which profound lessons about regeneration can be learned, a focus on understanding and learning to utilize the bioelectrical control systems regulating cell proliferation and differentiation, pursuit of the understanding of the self-assembly of complex 3-dimensional structures using molecular analysis combined with synthetic modeling systems approaches at large scale, and development of novel technologies to manipulate the behavior of adult somatic cells.
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"The prolongation of life: the curing of disease counted incurable: the mitigation of pain."
- Francis Bacon, 1638