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 Robert Carrillo!!

Robert Carrillo, PhD, has been appointed as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Basic Science.