Research Themes

Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Behavior and Neural Circuits
Biological Clocks and Sleep
Cell Cycle and Cancer Biology
Chromatin Biology, Epigenetics & Gene Regulation
Computational Biology
Genome Integrity
Hormones, Growth Factors and  Cytokines
Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases
Microbial Pathogenesis and Biofilms
Plant Molecular Biology
Protein Folding and Folding Diseases
Signal Transduction and Cell-Cell Communication
Stem Cells and Pluripotency
Stress Responses
Trafficking and Organelle Biogenesis

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