It’s a fact of life here at GSAS: You will work one-on-one with faculty who are global leaders in your field of study.

One of the most important indicators of a student’s satisfaction with graduate school is how much access and interaction there is with faculty members. At Brandeis, mentoring is an essential component — perhaps the leading component — of your graduate experience, and one that distinguishes us from other institutions.

Michael Rosbash
Michael Rosbash
Michael Rosbash, a 2017 Nobel Laureate, is one of the researchers who discovered the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms, the inner biological clock that regulates almost all life on the planet.
David Hackett Fischer
Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, is a cultural anthropologist who studies social-cultural worlds and identities, particularly surrounding aging, gender, the body, family, and nation.

Gina Turrigiano
Gina Turrigiano

Professor Turrigiano, a MacArthur Fellow, uses her Brandeis lab to research neuron excitability that can underlie brain disorders such as epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.

Eileen McNamara
Eileen McNamara

A professor of the practice of journalism, Professor McNamara is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Boston Globe and current contributor to a local NPR affiliate.

Eve Marder
Eve Marder

Eve Marder, recipient of the Kavli Award and Gruber Award in Neuroscience, studies the dynamics of small neuronal networks. Her work demonstrates that neuronal circuits are not “hard-wired” but can be reconfigured.

David Rakowski
David Rakowski

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, David Rakowski's music is prized for its originality, its explosive high energy, its visceral surface, it unusual and quirky turns, its meticulous attention to detail, and its unfaltering sense of form and proportion.