Marine and Coastal Ecological Research Class (Biol 306) students conducting research by the Nantucket research house.

Biology Department

  • Graduate Student Laura Ganley received $9653.00 from National Geographic to pursue her research on North Atlantic Right Whales. To read her article "How Many Right Whales Do We Miss?," click here. 
  • Assistant Professor from the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy Shailja Pathania has received a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough award. Pathania will study the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations that are linked with high incidence of aggressive hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. To read this article, click here. 
  • A​ssistant Professor Luis De Leon had an article published in the journal Ecology entitled, "Tropical Fish Community does not Recover 45 Years After Predator Introduction." This article was a collaboration with Diana Sharpe and the Smithsonian Institution in Panama. To read this article, click here.

​​​Summer 2017 Courses

  • The Summer 2017 courses on Nantucket have been posted! The Nantucket Semester is a once in a lifetime experience open to undergraduate students from across the United States. Similar to a study abroad experience, the semester immerses you in the culture, history, and traditions of Nantucket. To get more information on the summer courses, click here. 
Picture of student in the marsh at the Nantucket Field Station

Biology on Nantucket

Sign up for the Biology Department's summer courses on Nantucket: field research intro course BIO 100: Coastal Ecology and adaptation research course BIO 306: Marine and Coastal Ecological Research. Read More 

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Remembering Mayor Thomas Menino ‘88

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