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.


September 21, 2018
Peer Review Week 2018 is a great time to reflect on the ways in which peer review is evolving and the importance diversity and inclusion play in shaping the scientific...
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September 7, 2018
Several new Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (or CURE) laboratory courses, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, are now available to undergraduates...
Hany Dweck
August 17, 2018
Congratulations to Hany Dweck, a postdoctoral fellow in the Carlson lab, who has been awarded a three-year fellowship from the Life Sciences Research Foundation.  The LSRF...