The Program in Cell & Molecular Biology includes a broad range of research opportunities in areas of contemporary molecular biology and cell biology, including developmental biology, cell signaling and gene regulation, apoptosis, cell cycle and DNA replication, cancer biology, metabolism and physiology, genomics of disease traits, and microbiology. A variety of approaches are utilized, including genetics, biochemistry, microscopy, and bioinformatics. Scientific questions are explored using a number of model systems covering the evolutionary spectrum, notably humans, mice, rats, sea urchins, zebrafish, frogs, fruit flies, sea anemones, plants, and microorganisms.

Graduate students in the Cell and Molecular program are exposed to training in a wide variety of scientific areas.  Interdisciplinary scientific interactions are provided through the graduate program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, which also includes faculty from the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Health Sciences. The computational approaches used in many research laboratories are bolstered by their affiliation with the graduate program in Bioinformatics.

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