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.


February 19, 2018
Congratulations to the Jacob and Irish labs on their silver prize from The Plant Journal for for the best Technical Advance article first published in TPJ in 2017: Technical...
February 16, 2018
Congratulations to David Breslow, who has won a prestigious fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers...
YSB Topping Off Ceremony Beam
February 2, 2018
On Jan. 31, campus leaders gathered to mark the “topping off” of the building — the point where construction crews reached the highest spot on the seven-level structure.  The...