Research Themes

MCDB faculty work on many challenging basic research problems around these research themes. Select a theme to learn more about it and see a list of the faculty who do work in that area.

Aging & Neurodegenerative Diseases

Behavior & Neural Circuits

Biological Clocks & Sleep

Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology

Channels, Receptors, and Synapses

Chromatin Biology, Epigenetics, and Gene Regulation

Computational Biology

Genome Integrity

Hormones, Growth Factors, and Cytokines

Metabolism & Metabolic Diseases

Microbial Pathogenesis & Biofilms

Plant Molecular Biology

Protein Folding & Folding Diseases

Signal Transduction & Cell-Cell Communication

Stem Cells & Pluripotency

Stress Responses

Trafficking & Organelle Biogenesis