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.


Craig Crews, Ph.D
May 8, 2018
Congratulations to Craig Crews, Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry, on winning the 2018 Khorana Prize!...
Akiko Iwasaki
May 1, 2018
Congratulations to Akiko Iwasaki, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and...
April 25, 2018
Congratulations to Stavroula Hatzios who was awarded a 2018 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant from the Yale Cancer Center. These grants are awarded to Yale...