Research image of polytene from the Michael Marr lab

Image source: Michael Marr, Associate Professor of Biology

Brandeis University is a medium-sized private research university. The university boasts an internationally recognized faculty, including two recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, members of the US National Academy of Sciences, several Howard Hughes Investigators, and a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient. has ranked Brandeis University as one of the top 10 academic institutions that might be punching above their weight in producing high-quality research.

A benefit of a science education at Brandeis is the opportunity to learn from the outstanding faculty, graduate students and postdocs at Brandeis. Research can begin at any point during an undergraduate’s academic career, often culminating with the publication of a Senior Honors Thesis.

An undergraduate’s research can result in being included as an author on a peer-reviewed article. Since 2003, there have been approximately 400 publications from Brandeis Division of Science faculty that have included one or more undergraduate authors.