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Welcome to the Department of Biology

UMass Boston's Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics provides a dynamic curriculum, emphasizing hands-on research across various biology levels, fostering critical thinking, and offering opportunities for interdisciplinary graduate research in environmental and molecular/cell biology.

About Our Department

The Biology Department offers a vibrant curriculum and extensive opportunities for mentoring and hands-on research experiences as a means of developing a deeper understanding of biology at the levels of molecules, cells, organisms, and the ecosystem. We stress the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills both in the classroom and by undergraduate students conducting original research in faculty laboratories. Graduate students can conduct interdisciplinary research alongside several faculty members in the areas of environmental biology and molecular and cell biology

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Alexa MacPherson
Office: W-3-21
Telephone: 617.287.6600
Fax: 617.287.6650