Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology Department

Cambridge,  MA 
United States
  • Booth: 310

The MIT Biology Department has over 70 faculty, 200 graduate students and 300 post-docs from various social, cultural, racial, educational and scientific backgrounds. The multidisciplinary cutting-edge Ph.D. program covers many research areas from cancer and neurobiology, to stem cell biology, genomics and biophysics.

Students receive top-notch training in basic research, problem solving,  communication and teaching skills, which are all necessary to succeed in a variety of academic and non-academic careers. Teamwork, creativity, independence, and mentoring are strongly emphasized. Graduate students receive a generous stipend ($35,000), full tuition and health insurance.

The biology department also participates in inter-departmental Ph.D. programs in Microbiology, Computational & Systems Biology, and Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience.  Other programs offered:

  • 10-week Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates 

  • 6-day January Quantitative Methods Workshop for students and faculty 


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