About Us

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.

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.

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Links for current members of the department