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Faculty and students in the 1895 Botany course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Participants collecting specimens.

Center for Biology and Society

The Center for Biology and Society promotes research and education related to study of the life sciences and their interconnections with society. With a range of researches and integrally involved with education, faculty members affiliated with the center participate in graduate and undergraduate degree programs through the School of Life Sciences and Graduate College

Our group promotes exploration of conceptual foundations and historical development of the biosciences and their diverse interactions with society. We engage in activities across multiple disciplines that allow opportunities for intellectual ferment and increased impact by creating research and educational collaborations and communication. Graduate programs in the center focus around Bioscience Ethics, Policy, and Law, and History and Philosophy of Science, as well as Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of the Environment (4E), and for professional development, courses are offered in Responsible Conduct in Research.

We remain committed to drawing on the perspectives and skills of the liberal arts and sciences, promoting excellence in teaching, research and engagement with the larger community.

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