About Us

A few items to start your exploration of the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. . .

General Information

MCDB conducts basic research about the function of all branches of life — bacteria, plants, and animals. We are also home to the nearly 200 students each year who graduate with a major in cell and molecular biology. Click on the title above to learn more.

Department Location

Where we are located and how to reach us, including driving directions, airport information and more

Ask A Biologist

Our researchers answer common questions related to their work on sleep, probiotics, protein folding, and more. . .

Department History

Follow the evolution of the department called Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology from its origins in Botany and Zoology in 1837.


Links for current members of the department