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A few items to start your exploration of the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. . .

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology conducts basic research about the function of all branches of life — bacteria, plants, and animals. The research portfolio includes more than 40 sponsored awards, amounting to more than $8 million. Learn more on the faculty and lab pages.

We are also home to the nearly 200 students each year who graduate with a major in cell and molecular biology. At the undergraduate level, our faculty also teach introductory biology courses, and are part of other programs, including neuroscience. Our graduate offerings include a PhD program, a Pathways masters program, and a small masters program. Use the navigation menu to explore these areas.

Where we are located and how to reach us, including driving directions, airport information and more

Our researchers answer common questions related to their work on sleep, probiotics, protein folding, and more. . .

Follow the evolution of the department called Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology from its origins in Botany and Zoology in 1837.