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As a Brandeis undergrad, you'll learn from the same world-class professors who lead our graduate programs — thinkers, researchers and educators whose contributions shape the discourse of entire disciplines.

Learn With the Best

Brandeis faculty are widely recognized for their work in the classroom and their outstanding research in a variety of fields — from neuroscience, to business, to American history to theater arts.

And when we say widely recognized, we mean it:

  • Nobel Prize winners
  • MacArthur "genius grant" Fellows
  • Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Members of the National Institute of Medicine
  • Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellows of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
  • Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
  • Howard Hughes Medical Professor

Be More Than a Number

But award-winning doesn't mean inaccessible. At Brandeis, those brilliant, field-leading faculty who are shaping conversations at the frontiers of knowledge are the same ones giving lectures, grading papers and inviting you to collaborate on important research and creative projects. They'll get to know your strengths, help you grow and help guide you toward a successful and rewarding career.

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Faculty Research

Here are just some of the game-changing research projects Brandeis faculty are leading, in the lab and out in the world.

Tijana Ivanovic sits behind lasers on a table

Brandeis Scientists Join Fight Against COVID-19

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Tijana Ivanovic and computer science professors Pengyu Hong and Hongfu Liu are three of the Brandeis researchers bringing their unique approaches and insights to the COVID-19 battle.

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Melissa Kosinski-Collins talks with a student in the lab

Inspiring Women in Science

For many undergraduate science students, the first time they meet Melissa Kosinski-Collins is the beginning of a life-changing connection through mentorship.

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Charles Golden points up at a board during class

Ancient Maya Kingdom Unearthed in a Backyard in Mexico

Little is known about how Maya realms managed to persist despite constant hostilities from more powerful kingdoms. Associate Professor of Anthropology Charles Golden and his colleagues plan to find out.

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Sara Shostak

Urban Agriculture and the Growth of Stronger Communities

Associate Professor of Sociology Sara Shostak seeks to understand and address health inequalities in New England cities — as well as what it means to be an effective change agent.

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Tom Doherty sits alone in a movie theater eating popcorn

Pandemic and Dystopian Movies: A Brief History

Professor of American Studies Tom Doherty explores the difference between a plague film like "Panic in the Streets" and the ever-popular zombie apocalypse genre — namely, that the former scenario can really happen.

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A Mural Project to Help the Arts Flourish All Around

When selected to do an installation at a renovated public library in the Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Associate Professor of Painting Joe Wardwell used his work to bring attention to other peoples' work in the community.

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