Faculty Research

Check out the game-changing research being conducted in Brandeis labs and in the field.

Charles Golden at dig site

Little is known about how mid-size Maya realms maneuvered and managed to persist in the face of constant hostilities from more powerful kingdoms, and Associate professor of anthropology Charles Golden and his colleagues plan to find out.


The findings have far-reaching implications for understanding the evolution of complexity from extremely primitive creatures to the human species, and for novel approaches to cancer therapy.

Eve and Irv

Eve Marder and Irving Epstein, named university professors in recognition of their pioneering interdisciplinary achievements, deliver a lecture drawing on their collaborative research on oscillators.

Piali Sengupta

A new study by psychologist Shantanu Jadhav and his lab shines new light on how rats make decisions based on recent memories.

science building

Brandeis ranks fifth globally in output of top-quality research in the natural sciences, according to Nature, one of science’s most prestigious journals. In its annual survey of institutions with the highest research output, the Nature Index Annual Tables, the journal described the top-tier institutions as “punching above their weight in producing high-quality research."