General Information

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology conducts basic research about the function of all branches of life — bacteria, plants, and animals. The research portfolio includes more than 40 sponsored awards, amounting to more than $8 million. Learn more on the faculty and lab pages.

We are also home to the nearly 200 students each year who graduate with a major in cell and molecular biology. At the undergraduate level, our faculty also teach introductory biology courses, and are part of other programs, including neuroscience. Our graduate offerings include a PhD program, a Pathways masters program, and a small masters program. Use the navigation links above to explore these areas.