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.
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
Life Sciences Research Foundation Awardee - Congrats Zhongshou Wu Postdoc in laboratory of Steve Jacobsen
August 8, 2023
Amander Clark to start as president of International Society for Stem Cell Research
June 29, 2023
December 7, 2023 – 4:00PM - 5:00PM
159 Boyer Hall
MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Kivanc Birsoy, PhD | Hosted by Siavash Kurdistani, MD
December 8, 2023 – Noon - 1:00 PM
Amjad Askary, Ph.D.
“Regulation of cell fate determination in the vertebrate retina”