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About Us

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 more 300 students each year who graduate with majors in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; plant biology; biology, health and society; and microbiology. At the undergraduate level, our faculty also teach introductory biology courses, upper level 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 in the Biological Sciences Building on campus. This section includes how to reach us, some driving directions, airport information and more. Our undergraduate services are now also found on the 2nd Floor of the Biological Sciences Building.

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.