UMass Boston

Faculty & Staff Directory

Rachel Skvirsky

Title: Department Chairman

Phone: 617.287.6617


Department: Biology

Areas of Expertise

Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, STEM Education and Diversity 


Harvard University, PhD, 1982
Oberlin College, BA, 1974

Additional Information

Current Grant Support

  • 2020 – 2023. NSF Grant DBI-1950051: REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrative and Evolutionary Biology, R. Skvirsky, PI.
  • 2018 – 2023.  NIH Grant 2R25GM076321-05A1, “Initiative for Maximizing Student Development at UMass Boston.”  R. Skvirsky and A. Colon-Carmona, PI’s.