Developing outstanding science and scientists to solve critical biological questions of the world.

Developing outstanding science and scientists to solve critical biological questions of the world.

Hartenstein Lab (Jaison Omoto)

Drosophila larval brain. Neuropil glia in green.

The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology advances our knowledge of life on earth at the cellular and molecular levels.  Our mission is to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens of the world by fully integrating our students into cutting-edge research activities, including hands-on participation in the process of scientific discovery. Our faculty conducts research with a variety of models including Arabidopsis, Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse and stem cells to address the most pressing problems in biology, health and sustainability.

News

Join Life Sciences' esteemed experts–including leaders of the new UCLA Center for Reproductive Science Health and Education–for an illuminating virtual event.

January 26, 2023

Dean Tracy Johnson receives $2.1M CIRM award to launch undergraduate stem cell training program

August 30, 2022

Avril Rincon recipient of the Kristen Hanson Memorial Scholarship

July 19, 2022

Alvaro Sagasti will be honored with the Life Sciences Educational Innovation Excellence Award

May 12, 2022

Seminars

February 2, 2023 – 4pm - 5pm
159 Boyer Hall

Shawn Ferguson, Ph.D

“TBD”


February 2, 2023 – 4pm - 5pm
159 Boyer Hall

MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Shawn Ferguson, Ph.D. | Hosted by Lindsay De Biase

“TBD”


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