Focus on Research
Research lies at the heart of the biology experience at Boston College. The department offers a wide array of opportunities for scientific investigation within the areas of molecular cell biology and genetics, cell cycle, neurobiology, developmental biology, structural and cellular biochemistry, vector biology, infectious disease, and bioinformatics.
The department offers a program of study leading to a Ph.D. degree in biology and in some cases a joint B.S./M.S. degree. Basic areas of study include biochemistry, cellular and developmental biology, genetics, cell cycle, vector biology, and neurobiology.
Faculty and Research
Our faculty are skilled in teaching and advising students as well as advancing cutting-edge research. As a result, students enjoy a unique atmosphere in both the laboratory and the classroom that is defined by a mixture of academic rigor and personal relationships. Current areas of faculty scholarship and expertise include cell and molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and immunobiology. The Biology Department also offers state-of-the-art research laboratories and core-research support facilities, including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and FACS facilities. Learn more about our research.
Department of Biology
Higgins Hall 355
231 Beacon Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467