Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
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Leptin helps bring a stop to the voracious feeding done by Xenopus laevis
Circadian clock neurons use thermoreceptors to constantly monitor temperature --mild changes have physiological effects on sleep timing.
- Basic research on the function of living organisms with focus on the molecular and cellular levels of all branches of life — bacteria, plants, and animals. Learn what our faculty focus on and the model organisms we study.
- Graduate programs with about 60 PhD students, and about 12 masters students
- Cell and Molecular Biology undergraduate major with nearly 200 graduates each year.
Our researchers answer common questions related to their work on sleep, probiotics, protein folding, and more! Find links to a podcast on the neuroepigenetics!
Winner of 2017 Photo Contest
Congratulations to Allison Box, Buttitta Lab.
Her photo garnered the most votes. A close second was an image from Shyama Nandakumar.
See the images on the Photo Contest Page.