Our Mission

We research a wide range of biological problems and systems, with internationally recognized strengths that include:


  • Cellular Organization and Dynamics
  • Tissue Patterning and Morphogenesis 
  • Regulation of Genetic and Epigenetic Information
  • Biological Circuits and Signaling

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology  (MGCB) is an innovative interdisciplinary community of scientists committed to investigating molecular aspects of biological phenomena that operate on a cellular scale.  We invite you to explore our programs and get to know us better. 

Noah Mitchell appointed Assistant Professor in MGCB

Noah will officially start on April 1 (no joke)

The Mitchell Lab studies the mechanics, dynamics, and tissue layer interactions underlying visceral organ morphogenesis, using whole-organ live imaging, computation, and analytic approaches from physics.

Congratulations to Sherzod Tokamov!!

Congratulations to Sherzod Tokamov! The Genetics Society of America selected Sherzod to receive this year’s Larry Sandler Award for the best dissertation in the Drosophila community. He gave a talk in the opening plenary session of this year’s combined TAGC conference in Washington DC on March 6, 2024. This is a huge and well-deserved honor for Sherzod! More about the award, including a list of past recipients, can be found here.