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The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology - MGCB - operates within the Division of Biological Sciences. Its faculty investigate molecular aspects of biological phenomena that operate on a cellular scale. The Department currently represents research on a wide range of biological problems and systems - its internationally recognized strengths include:

- invertebrate and vertebrate development
- plant development and plant pathogen interactions
- molecular biology
- immunology
- microbiology
- cellular structure and function
- yeast genetics

The department administers the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate program in the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Training Program Cluster. The cluster combines five programs: Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Human Genetics (HG), Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology (GGSB), and Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology (DRSB). MGCB also plays key roles in the undergraduate biology curricula at the University.

 

MGCB News

The University of Chicago's Grossman Institute of Neuroscience and the Dept. of Molecular Genetic and Cell Biology jointly invite applications for tenure-track faculty in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.
Please see http://tinyurl.com/pu4oc46 for more information and to apply.

Congratulations to CMB student DeQuantarius Speed of Jean Greenberg's lab who received 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship.

Lucia B. Rothman-Denes, PhD, Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, has been elected by her peers to be a member of the National Academy of Sciences, May 2, 2014

(News archives)

Administrative Information
(on-campus-only)

 

 


MGCB SEMINARS

 

SPRING 2017

All seminars are at 4:00 PM in CLSC 101
(*unless indicated).

4/6/17
Carrie Partch, UC Santa Cruz
"Structural basis of the day/night transition in the cyanobacterial circadian clock"

4/20/17
Laurent Blanchoin, iRTSV
"Microtubule rejuvenation"

4/26/17
ANNUAL HASELKORN LECTURE
Randy Schekman, HHMI, UC Berkeley
"How cells export proteins"
*BSLC 109

5/11/17
Katherine Osteryoung, Michigan State University
"Molecular Mechanisms of Chloroplast Division"
(see flyer)

5/18/17
Ronen Zaidel-Bar, National University of Singapore
"Regulation of cortical actomyosin contractility in the C. elegans zygote"
(see flyer)

5/23/17
ROIZMAN SYMPOSIUM
*BSLC 109
(see flyer)

6/8/17
Mukund Thattai, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
"TBD"

 

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