About the Department of MCB

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology brings together faculty members with disciplinary strengths in biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology into a single large group that addresses issues in basic biology at the molecular and cellular level.

Teaching and research activities in the department transcend phyletic separations among plants, animals, and microorganisms. Rather, they focus on the molecular structure, dynamic function, and regulation of the molecules, supramolecular assemblies, and cells that underlie nearly all biological processes.