Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Diversity

The Center for STEM Diversity was created in order to help Tufts University address the need to increase diversity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. The Center helps to coordinate all of the efforts in STEM diversity in the sciences and engineering, and serve as an umbrella organization for the various diversity programs and clubs on campus.

Center for Cognitive Studies

The Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University is a research unit that serves as a locus for the graduate and undergraduate interdisciplinary programs in cognitive science, and that provides an administrative home for various research projects in cognitive studies undertaken by the Co-directors and their associates.

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Tufts CTSI accelerates translation of laboratory research into clinical use, medical practice and health policy. It connects people to research resources, consultation, and education, and fosters collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public.

Gordon Institute

Educates and transforms technical professionals into technical leaders who have the ability to manage new technologies and develop products that meet the needs of a rapidly changing global marketplace.

Center for Global Public Health

The Tufts Center for Global Public Health is strategically invested in the current and future global health issues. As the world population undergoes demographic, social economic and epidemiological transitions, our research is evolving to stay ahead of the curve.  These transitions are in a place where both the current (stunting, infectious diseases, poor water) and the future (obesity, hypertension, aging population, malnutrition in the elderly) co-exist.

The Center for Scientific Visualization

On August 1st, 2006, the National Science Foundation awarded $350,000 to Tufts University for the purpose of acquiring a Scientific Visualization Facility (NSF Award Number 619447). A key goal for the facility is to “integrate research and education by advancing discovery and understanding while at the same time promoting teaching, training, and learning” [1] at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Center for Science and Mathematics Teaching

Improves the teaching and learning of science in the nation’s schools and universities; develops curricula, software, and hardware computer tools that allow students to actively participate in their own learning.

Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC)

Designed to advance the fundamental basis and clinical aspects of tissue engineering, to provide training for investigators and dissemination of scientific findings and new techniques.

Institute of Cosmology

The Tufts Institute of Cosmology is a division of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Its members investigate a wide range of topics in theoretical physics and cosmology.

Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Provides strategic information for drug developers, regulators, and policy markers on improving the quality and efficiency of pharmaceutical research, development and utilization.

Engineering Project Development Center

Supports the undergraduate engineering curriculum; a project center that enables students to take their projects from the initial idea stage to the final product and presentation.

Cancer Center

Strives to heal, comfort, teach, learn and seek knowledge to promote health and prevent disease.

Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance

Investigates common biologic themes in the adaptation responses of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells to environmental signals and hazards.

Molecular Cardiology Research Institute

Studies the molecular mechanisms of human disease and the strategies for diagnosis and therapy.

Thermal Analysis of Materials Processing Laboratory

Focuses on thermal issues in materials processing by combining expertise in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, materials science and manufacturing; conducts state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research and educates professionals for careers in this rapidly growing multidisciplinary area.

Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

Creates programs and projects that use the framework of applied developmental science to promote healthy, positive development among diverse children, adolescents, families, and communities.

Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology

The TCRDB is home to basic and translational research using interdisciplinary approaches to make fundamental advances in regeneration, cancer, and birth defects. The TCRDB integrates molecular physiology, cell biology, developmental genetics, biophysics, computer science, and engineering to understand the storage and processing of information in living tissues.

For a full list of centers and institutes at Tufts University view the Tufts University Fact Book.