Research groups in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology share a common interest in exploring the mechanisms underlying the coordinated behaviors of molecules, cells and tissues to form living organisms. We combine genetic, biochemical, molecular, cell biological and quantitative approaches to investigate fundamental biological processes across a range of organisms, from viruses and microbes to plants, worms, flies, fish and mammals. We are committed to excellence in research and teaching, and offer students a diversity of course offerings and research opportunities. The commonalities of our research interests combined with varied experimental approaches help forge a rigorous yet interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.


Thomas Pollard, Ph.D.
July 10, 2018
Congratulations to Tom Pollard who is the newly appointed Interim Director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences (...
Sam Dundon
June 29, 2018
Congratulations to Sam Dundon who has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship. The purpose of the Ruth L....
Maria Forni, Ph.D.
June 21, 2018
Congratulations to Mari Forni who will receive two years of funding to study with a principal investigator in the United States. After the fellowship, Pew provides additional...