Research

researchResearch at Tufts is all about breaking down walls—between fields, between faculty and students, between what is and what could be.

Innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration are the foundations of discovery at Tufts, from advances in nutrition research and telecommunications to more recent explorations into soft-bodied robots, water on Mars and the criminal justice system. Tufts' commitment to active citizenship is also matched by faculty and student research into the area, including the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) and the Tufts Community Research Center.

The Carnegie Foundation ranks Tufts as an institution with "very high research activity"—its highest classification for degree-granting colleges and universities—but the university's commitment to research is about more than prestige. It's about the community coming together around ideas in creative and compelling ways, pushing boundaries and asking the questions that will take our knowledge to the next level.

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Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) - Tufts CTSI accelerates translation of laboratory research into clinical use, medical practice and health policy.

Research Compliance and Policies – Researchers at Tufts adhere to strict standards of scholarship. Learn more about these policies and regulations.

Core Facilities – Across Tufts’ three campuses, researchers have access to a wide range of laboratories and facilities where they can innovate and collaborate.

Postdoctoral Opportunities – Postdoctoral scholars are vital to the Tufts academic experience. Learn about postdoctoral opportunities at Tufts' graduate and professional schools.

Research News

Water Purification at the Molecular Level

Tufts engineer Ayse Asatekin is exploring new money- and energy-saving approaches to filtration systems
Oct 29, 2014

Lutein May Have Role in Brain Health

Found in dark green leafy vegetables, it has also been shown to lower risk of age-related macular degeneration
Oct 24, 2014

Help for New Moms

Hormone studies in rodent mothers could lead to better treatments for postpartum depression in humans
Oct 24, 2014

Train Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Foods

New research shows that it is possible to create new eating habits
Oct 20, 2014

Better Chances for Beached Dolphins

Veterinary student’s research could improve survival rates for stranded animals
Oct 20, 2014

Research News @ Tufts

Each semester, the Office of the Vice Provost publishes Research News @ Tufts, which profiles research by faculty and at our affiliated hospitals. You can sign up to receive Research News @ Tufts by e-mail.

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