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.



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.

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

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FALL 2016

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

"Building a spindle and segregating chromosomes without centrosomes: Oocyte meiosis in C. elegans"
Sadie Wignall, Northwestern University

"Dynamin and the Regulation of Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis"
Sandra Schmid, UT Southwestern

"Genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interaction dynamics"
Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research

"Receptors for collagen and chylomicron export at Endoplasmic reticulum"
Vivek Malhotra, CRG, Barcelona, Spain

Title TBA
Julia Cooper, NIH, Center for Cancer Research


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