Welcome

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.

Department Events for the Week:

Monday
02/17
Tuesday
02/18
Wednesday
02/19
Thursday
02/20
Friday
02/21

1:00pm 
Plant Molecular Biology Seminar
YSB 153

12:30pm 
MCDB Executive Committee
Committee Members only
YSB 153

9:30am 
MCDB Majors - Coffee & Donuts
Benjamin Franklin College

12:30pm
MCDB Full Faculty Meeting 
Faculty Only
YSB 101

BQBS Graduate Student Recruitment 
  5:00pm 
MCDB Student/Faculty Dinner
Benjamin Franklin College

4:00pm 

MCDB Seminar Series
O.C. Marsh Auditorium

3:00pm
MCDB English Conversational Group
YSB 101