Research in this fundamental area of biology spans a spectrum of biological organization from the molecular level to the organismal level. The underlying focus of interest is the genetic material: its structure, function, and regulation. A large variety of organisms is being studied using many experimental techniques and approaches. The Department has laboratories active in molecular and biochemical genetics, developmental genetics, molecular and classical cytogenetics, somatic cell genetics, and behavioral genetics.

The following MCDB faculty have interests in Genetics:

Stephen Dellaporta

Yannick Jacob

Michael O’Donnell