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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. 

UChicago announces 2022 winners of Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards

David Kovar PhD, Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, has been awarded the prestigious Quantrell Teaching Award, and well-deserved it is! Annually, the University recognizes faculty for their commitment and outstanding teaching and mentoring  undergraduate students.

https://news.uchicago.edu/story/university-announces-2022-winners-quantrell-and-graduate-teaching-awards

Congratulations to Sampriti Mukherjee!

Sampriti Mukherjee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, has been awarded the Searle Scholar for 2022. Please congratulate Sampriti on winning the Searle Scholar award. Click here https://www.searlescholars.net/searle-scholars-program-names-15-scientists-as-searle-scholars-for-2022 to visit the Searle Scholars website.