• Welcome!

    Welcome to the Biology Department at Northeastern University.

    We invite you to explore the Biology website to learn about our programs as a prospective student, current student, job candidate, or simply to know more about who we are. The complex research problems facing biology today demand the ability to address questions at all levels of biological organization: molecular, cellular, organismal, and population. Our current research strengths lie in the areas of molecular microbiology; biochemical, cellular, and developmental biology; biomechanics, neurobiology, and behavior. We have strong interdisciplinary ties to faculty in Northeastern's Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Science, Physics, Engineering, and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Our location in Boston, one of the world's most vibrant research communities, has facilitated additional collaborations with a wide array of academic and commercial institutions.

    We are committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. We offer degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. A hallmark of each of our programs is close interaction between students and faculty in developing the intellectual skills required for a successful scientific career.

    Our website has additional information on all of our programs. You are also welcome to call 617-373-2260, or come visit us in 134 Mugar Hall.

Recent News

RISE to the Occasion
April 11, 2014
Read this News@Northeastern article to learn more about the recent RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Inno­va­tion and Schol­ar­ship Expo. Many Biology Department student participated in this event; the article includes a picture of the presentation from one of our PhD students, Lin Zhu.
A New Path to Curing Chronic Lyme Disease
April 10, 2014
"University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is an expert in the field of bacterial cell persistence, wherein dormant cells remain elusive to antibiotic onslaught and allow patients to remain symptomatic despite negative test results for decades." –News@Northeastern article by Angela Herring