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

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

May 12, 2022

Hanna Mikkola will be honored with the Life Sciences Excellence in Research Award

May 12, 2022

Jeffrey Maloy receives the My Last Lecture Award from the UCLA Alumni Scholars Club

May 12, 2022

UCLA-led team creates first comprehensive map of human blood stem cell development.

April 13, 2022

Seminars

May 19, 2022 – 4pm - 5pm
159 Boyer Hall

MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Prachee Avasthi, Ph.D. | Hosted by Alice Soragni

“From models to non-models: exploring new science and new ways to pursue it”


June 2, 2022 – 4pm - 5pm
Boyer 159

MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Steven Kliewer, Ph.D. | Hosted by Tom Vallim

“Alcohol and the Neuroendocrinology of FGF21: A Sobering Update”


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