The Division of Science at Brandeis University encompasses 16 departments and programs granting degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels. Students work together with postdocs, staff and faculty on research projects that target pressing issues in science.
Brandeis is one of the 65 members of the American Association of Universities. The Division of Science funding sources include the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. We also are a National Science Foundation funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), one of only 24 universities nationwide to receive this award.
Brandeis University is one of only 35 private universities to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation as research universities with a “very high research activity.”
Among the current Brandeis science faculty with research labs there are:
- A Nobel Prize recipient (Michael Rosbash)
- Four members of the National Academy of Sciences (James Haber, Eve Marder, Michael Rosbash, Gina Turrigiano)
- Four fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (James Haber, Eve Marder, Michael Rosbash, Gina Turrigiano)
- Two Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators (Dorothee Kern and Michael Rosbash)
- Two Howard Hughes Medical Institute professors (Irving Epstein, Jane Kondev)
- One MacArthur Fellow (Gina Turrigiano)