Brandeis University is at the forefront of research in many of the most exciting areas of modern life sciences. Research programs in our laboratories investigate fundamental life processes ranging from the structure and function of individual macromolecules to the mechanisms that control the behavior of whole organisms. Our graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates explore outstanding questions in areas as diverse as neuronal development and plasticity, signal transduction, immunology, the molecular basis of genetic recombination, and the three-dimensional structure of macromolecular assemblies.
Our researchers take advantage of state-of-the-art approaches in molecular and cell biology, biophysics, physiology, biochemistry, and neuroscience.
The Life Sciences faculty list describes the full breadth of research currently underway in our laboratories.
The scientific interests combined with a very interactive research community makes Brandeis an ideal place to acquire rigorous training in modern biological research. The medium size of the campus and an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary investigation provides an intellectually stimulating and collegial research environment. Several research centers bring together research groups with overlapping interests, further fostering the exchange of ideas and encouraging collaborations.