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.


Preview of YSB Photos
July 19, 2018
Recently Joseph Wolenski was invited to the Yale Science Building for a tour of it’s progress.  Click here to view the photos that he has shared with us in our photo...
Josein van Wolfswinkel, Ph.D.
July 19, 2018
Congratulations to Josien van Wolfswinkel, who has been named a 2018 Vallee Scholar. The Vallee Scholars program recognizes outstanding early career scientists at a critical...
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 (...