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
- cellular structure and function
- yeast genetics
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.
Please welcome David Pincus, who joined the Department of MGCB as an Assistant Professor October 1, 2018.
David Pincus from the Whitehead Institute at MIT has accepted an offer to start as an Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and in the Institute for the Physics of Evolving Matter. He studies protein homeostasis.
Congratulations to Mike Rust who recently published in Nature Communications and in eLife. See also a commentary in UChicago News.
Congratulations to a CMB student Cody Hernandez in Jonathan Staley's lab who received a 2018 HHMI/Gilliam Award.
Congratulations to Jean Greenberg who was awarded a 2018 Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Congratulations to CMB student DeQuantarius Speed of Jean Greenberg's lab who received 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship.
MGCB THURSDAY EVENTS:
All seminars are on Thursdays at 4pm in CLSC 101 (*unless indicated).
CMB Student Talks
David Pincus, Whitehead Institute
"The Awesome Power of Heat Shock Factor"
JOURNAL CLUB - Lehmann, *CLSC 119
David Garcia, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Cellular memories of a stressful past: encoding by epigenetic regulation of RNA and other mechanisms"
Ruth Lehmann, New York University
Huiaying Zhang, University of Pennsylvania
"Opotogenetic control of liquid condensation in biology and disease"
JOURNAL CLUB - Ambros, *CLSC 119
Fengzhu Xiong, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
"Mechanical Coordination of Tissue Morphogenesis during Embryonic Development"
Josh Modell, Rockefeller University
"Host and phage determinants of CRISPR-Cas acquired immunity"
Ankur Jain, University of California, San Francisco
"RNA Aggregation in Neurodegenerative Disease"
Victor Ambros, UMass Worcester
Erin L Davies, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
"Regulation of potency and regenerative potential in vivo"
JOURNAL CLUB - Fernandez-Gonzalez, *CLSC 119
Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzales, University of Toronto
JOURNAL CLUB - Fromme, *CLSC 119
Chris Fromme, Cornell University
JOURNAL CLUB - Doudna, *CLSC 119
Haselkorn Research Seminar:
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, UC Berkeley
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, UC Berkeley, *BSLC 109
Ron Vale, PhD, UC San Francisco
JOURNAL CLUB - Barna, *CLSC 119
Maria Barna, PhD, Stanford University
For more information about MGCB Thursdays CLICK HERE.
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