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!
Esmeralda Isabel Villavicencio González has been selected by the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology to receive the Kristen Hanson Memorial Fund Scholarship. This award is made possible by the generosity of donors to the Division of Life Sciences.

Dr. Hilary Coller recipient of the Life Sciences Excellence in Research Award. Dr Hillary Coller

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