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

JANUARY 26, 2016
Principles of genome defense
Hiten Madhani, University of California, San Francisco

FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Genome structure and integrity
Doug Koshland, University of California, Berkeley

MARCH 17, 2016
Measuring the Intracellular Dew Point: Phase Transitions in Cells
Cliff Brangwynne, Princeton University

APRIL 21, 2016
Morality in the Microbial World – the Social lives of Bacterial Cells
E. Peter Greenberg, University of Washington

APRIL 26, 2016
Stirling Churchman, Harvard University

MAY 26, 2016
Specificity and Evolution of Protein-Protein Interactions
Michael Laub, MIT


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