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.

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Congratulations! Elsa Couvillon recipient of 2023-2024 Kristen Hanson Memorial Scholarship

March 5, 2024

UCLA-led research lays the groundwork for developing improved therapies for treatment-resistant prostate tumors

December 12, 2023

Congratulations! Melissa Kosty and Tyler Buckley recipient of the George G. & Betsy H. Laties Graduate Fellowship

November 13, 2023

From UCLA Health: Researchers uncover critical clues about the origin of heart arrhythmias

September 28, 2023

Seminars

May 30, 2024 – 4:00PM - 5:00PM
159 Boyer Hall

MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Sunny Shin, PhD | Hosted by Tim O’Sullivan, PhD

“Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens”


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