Faculty Research

Check out the game-changing research being conducted in Brandeis labs and in the field.

Jonathan Sarna

With the second edition of his authoritative textbook out earlier this year, Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the future of American Judaism.

2 students measure tree

Associate professor of American environmental studies Brian Donahue and his students map hemlocks in local forests, hoping to keep a step ahead of climate change.

Sarah Lamb

Anthropology professor Sarah Lamb is the first Brandeis faculty member to receive a so-called “Brainy Award” from the program, in which scholars receive a $200,000 grant to devote time to research, writing and publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

Jeff Gelles in lab

The Gelles lab studies “little engines” or the nanometer-sized machines made of protein, RNA, and DNA molecules that carry out the essential processes in living cells. He was among the more than 200 outstanding individuals that were elected to the Academy in 2019.

stacks of films

“These materials are part of our national heritage. It’s critical they’re widely available.” - James Pustejovsky, the TJX Feldberg Professor of Computer Science