Brandeis Researchers in the News

Our faculty make an impact — in the classroom and in the field. As intellectual pioneers and engaged scholars, faculty in every discipline garner top awards and recognition for inspiring outstanding work.

Jeff Gelles
Jeff Gelles, Biochemistry
Biochemist Jeff Gelles receives high honor

"Science is a group enterprise, and I'm deeply indebted to present and former lab members — including numerous Brandeis students — who made essential contributions to my research." -Jeff Gelles

Seth Fraden on PBS Newshour
Professor of Physics

Physicist Seth Fraden directs the bio-inspired Soft Materials Center at Brandeis University. Here, they want to understand the fundamentals of how living things move. Listen to him explain on PBS.

Author outside near snow-topped mountain
Elizabeth Bradfield
English Faculty

Elizabeth Bradfeild, Faculty member in the Department of English, recently received a Provost Research Grant to write a general interest nonfiction book about the story of the gray seal’s return; its life history; its complicated reception by residents, tourists and fisher-folk; and scientists’ work to understand its role in the ecosystem. Read more about her book.

Jonathan Decter
Jewish Book Council’s 2018 National Jewish Book Award winner
Jonathan Decter, Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies

Professor Decter's research focuses on Jewish literature in the Islamic World during the medieval period, and in Sephardic Studies more generally. Professor Decter's most recent course offerings include Jews in the World of Islam; Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and Judeo-Arabic literature.

Room for rent sign

"My hope is that this research will illuminate two things: first, that an extremely high number of renters are experiencing housing problems, and second, that every level of government should be involved in implementing a policy response to that problem."