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

MCDB would like to congratulate Professor Arjun Deb!

UCLA scientists receive more than $10 million in CIRM grants to advance therapies for stroke and heart failure.

MCDB would like to congratulate Professor Arjun Deb and Professor Matteo Pellegrini!

Researchers from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the SARS-CoV-2 virus causes multiple organ failure.

Congratulations to MCDB Alumnus Ardem Patapoutian on being awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine!

UCLA alumnus Ardem Patapoutian shares 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

Congratulations William Lowry!

MCDB would like to congratulate the UCLA BSCRC and Professor William Lowry on being awarded a CIRM grant for research and training. This award will have a transformative impact on the next generation of stem cell scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs at UCLA.

Seminars

January 27, 2022 – 9am - 10am
Please email mbiasst@lifesci.ucla.edu to request Zoom link.

MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Sara Linse, Ph.D. | Hosted by David Eisenberg

“Secondary nucleation in amyloid formation”


February 3, 2022 – 4pm - 5pm
159 Boyer Hall

MBI Thursday Research Seminar | Catriona Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D. | Hosted by Hilary Coller

“TBD”


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