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.
Developing outstanding science and scientists to solve critical biological questions of the world.
Hartenstein Lab (Jaison Omoto)
Drosophila larval brain. Neuropil glia in green.
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
Hanna Mikkola will be honored with the Life Sciences Excellence in Research Award
May 12, 2022
September 29, 2022 – 4pm - 5pm
MBI Thursday Research Seminar | James Olzmann, Ph.D. | Hosted by Claudio Villanueva
“Mechanisms of lipid quality control and ferroptosis”
October 6, 2022 – 4pm - 5pm
159 Boyer Hall
MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Elizabeth Wright, Ph.D. | Hosted by Jose Rodriguez and Maria Flores