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Brandeis University—one of the youngest private research institutions in the United States—is dedicated to the advancement of the social, natural, and physical sciences.

Before it had celebrated its fourth decade, the University was elected to membership in the Association of American Universities as one of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to making ground-breaking discoveries in the context of our social mission.

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Powerful Physical and Life Sciences Programs

Cutting-edge research is conducted in more than 50 labs here at Brandeis. The University is home to the one of the nation’s top-ranked Neuroscience graduate programs. As measured by journal articles and citations of their work, neuroscience faculty and their students are twice as productive as their counterparts at other leading institutions. Chemistry research has a reputation for innovation and excellence in both research and education, with internationally recognized programs in both the traditional divisions and the increasingly important interdisciplinary areas.

The biochemistry research at Brandeis is making strides in developing treatments for neurodegenerative and genetic diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS. Brandeis is also the home of an active and prominent Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), founded in 2008 with a highly competitive NSF grant. Faculty across all the physical science departments contributes collaborative and individual research, publications and prestige to the center.

Brandeis student conducts an experiment

A Prestigious Faculty

Researchers at Brandeis contribute significantly in the life and physical science fields, as demonstrated by the amount of funding awarded (over $45 million from the NSF alone) and the number of prestigious awards, fellowships and memberships held by our faculty.

Brandeis counts among its faculty Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows, Howard Hughes Medical Investigators, members of the National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows, members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Sloan Foundation fellows. In addition, one faculty member won the 2016 Kavli Prize in neuroscience and two other faculty members received research grants from the National Institute of Health under President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative (Brain research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), one of which acted as a member of the Initiative’s advisory board.  Brandeis is also a member of the National Academy of Innovators.