Molecular, Cellular and Evolutionary Biology
The MCEB program focuses on how complex biological systems emerge from molecules, cells and genes – the fundamental units of life. Fields strongly represented within MCEB are molecular and cellular biology, developmental biology, Mendelian and quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology and biological diversity, biochemistry, neurobiology, and microbiology. Access to nearby Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics departments, the Brain Institute, and the Center for Cell & Genome Science (CCGS) creates rich opportunities for synergistic cross-disciplinary collaborations and training.
The intended learning outcome for the Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology graduate program is to graduate PhD students at the forefront of research and prepare them for careers in research, industry, and education. Training will include oral and written communication skills, critical data evaluation, and hands-on experience with a variety of state-of-the-art research methods.
We have strengths in a number of areas including:
- Biochemistry & Structural Biology (Blair, Goldenberg, Hollien, Horvath, Hughes, Olivera, Parkinson, Wolstenholme, Yoshikami)
- Cell Biology (Babst, Beckerle, Gard, Hollien, Jorgensen, Kropf, Maricq, Okun, Sieburth, Yoshikami, Yamaguchi)
- Developmental Biology (Drews, Kropf, Shapiro, Sieburth)
- Evolutionary Biology (Brazelton, Clark, Potts, Rose, Shapiro, Wolstenholme)
- Genetics (Clark, Dale, Drews, Golic, Hollien, Hughes, Jorgensen, Maricq, Potts, Shapiro, Sieburth, Wolstenholme)
- Genomics (Brazelton, Clark, Shapiro, Dale, Sieburth, Wolstenholme)
- Microbial Biology (Blair, Brazelton, Dale, Hughes, Parkinson)
- Neurobiology (Bastiani, Jorgensen, Maricq, Okun, Rose, Vickers,Yamaguchi, Yoshikami)
- Plant Biology (Clark, Drews, Sieburth)