MCDB
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology




Research in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology aims to uncover the molecular principles of life. Using a diverse array of model systems, we ask fundamental questions in biology across a range of scales: from microbes to mammals, from single molecules to cells and from multicellular assemblies to whole organisms. How are cell shape and cell movement controlled by cytoskeletal dynamics? How are genomes faithfully replicated and segragated during cell division? How are cells integrated into tissues to form entire organisms? What are the molecular mechanisms of ageing and how are cell growth and proliferation controlled? We address these and other questions in a collaborative, world-class research environment with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Our department hosts leaders in their fields to present their research during our weekly Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Seminar series. Graduate students present their reserach during regular Work in Progress (WIPS) seminars to the department.

Faculty

Abouheif Hayer Schoeck
Brouhard Hekimi Soper
Bureau Lasko Vogel
Dankort Moon Watt
Dent Nilson Weber
Gerhold Reyes-Lamothe Zetka
Hargreaves Roy Zheng
Harrison Schoen