The Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology department is multidisciplinary: with teaching and research activities of spanning many exciting topics including the molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms.

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The department’s agenda covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, including interdisciplinary biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, structural biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, chemical biology, tumor biology, microbiology, immunology, and neurobiology.

The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, and sea slugs to fish, amphibia, and mammals.

The research of the department covers the following topics: