• 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

Antarctic Co-​​op: The Not So Sunny Side of Things
July 18, 2014
"This is a guest blog post by Eileen Sheehan, a bio­chem­istry stu­dent at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity who is on co-​​​​op at Palmer Sta­tion, Antarc­tica. She will pro­viding a series of guest blog posts about her co-​​​​op experience." - News@Northeastern
Highway of dreams for microbiologists
July 02, 2014
"Slava Epstein, a biology pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has ded­i­cated his career to coming up with alter­na­tive methods for cul­ti­vating bac­teria. His favorite strategy, so to speak, is to take the lab bench into the wild."–News@Northeastern Article by Angela Herring