Research

Every year, Tufts faculty and students undertake more than 500 innovative research projects on Tufts’ four campuses in the United States and Europe. Tufts researchers collaborate with colleagues in medicine, public health, engineering, nutrition, dentistry, veterinary medicine, international relations, and the physical, biological and social sciences in dozens of countries. Much of the research we conduct is done in collaboration with industry.

Contact us today to see if a partnership with our world-renowned research capabilities can help your organization reach its goals.

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 A broad range of cutting-edge research

Tufts studies have explained why fireflies flash, offered new evidence supporting cancer-fighting strategies, and provided fresh insights into how our galaxy formed and continues to evolve.

Tufts faculty are leading world authorities on antibiotic resistance, HIV and Lyme disease, cholera and other pressing issues.

Our nutrition researchers, working in the world’s largest research institute devoted to nutrition and aging, are recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to research and public policy.

The School of Medicineis known internationally for its work in critical areas of biomedicine.

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine continues to provide biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies with the high-quality research support and results-oriented contract services critical to the development of veterinary and human-health products.

Business and industry have a long history of collaboration with faculty at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Jean Mayer U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) – accessing the institutes’ unique research capabilities and expertise in a diverse array of economic, humanitarian, medical, and technical fields to promote health, prevent chronic disease, ensure food security, and facilitate sound nutrition.

Tufts School of Dental Medicine is among the world’s leading dental research institutions. Fortune 500 dental companies annually seek out Tufts’ faculty to conduct high-quality research and to perform product testing essential to the development of viable and commercially successful products.

Tufts’ Chemistry Department meets the needs of industry by offering applications that will affect a range of issues and situations. Its programs are grouped imaginatively around the three areas of environmental, biomedical, and materials chemistry.

Tufts’ Physics Department, home of Nobel prize-winning research leading to the invention of the CAT scan, is known throughout the world for its work in high-energy condensed matter and medical physics.

And in the Biology Department, faculty conducts research in three principal areas: ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular and developmental biology, and cell biology and biochemistry.

From advances in wireless communication to developments in human factors design, Tufts’ School of Engineering, one of the nation’s oldest, is doing work of direct importance to business.