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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Studies

biology department

Graduate student in Lab

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.


Graduate Admissions

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.

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Faculty and Research

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.

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Contact Information

Department of Biology
Higgins Hall 355
231 Beacon Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Telephone: 617-552-3540


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