Molecular and Cell Biology

The study of molecular and cell biology in the School of Biological Sciences includes the following topics:

  • Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell biology, including cell signaling, cell differentiation, cancer biology, receptor trafficking, and bacterial pathogenesis
  • Molecular physiology, including human pathophysiology, and the regulation and function of membrane proteins
  • Molecular biophysics and structural biology, including the structures and functions of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids
  • Molecular genetics in animal, plant, and microbial systems, including control of gene expression, genome stability, genomics, genetic control of protein folding, and epigenetic phenomena such as prions
  • Molecular evolution, including molecular population genetics, comparative and functional evolutionary genomics​

Faculty in this focus area