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Molecular, Cellular & Evolutionary Biology Program

MCEB Program

The MCEB program focuses on how complex biological systems emerge from molecules, cells and genes – the fundamental units of life.

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.

Faculty who are recruiting graduate students

Research Interest Areas

Behavior & Neurobiology

Behavior of animals and its neurological basis

Biochemistry & Structural Biology

Molecular underpinnings of the biological world

Cell Biology

Structure and function of the fundamental unit of life

Coevolutionary Biology

Evolutionary consequences of interactions between species

Developmental Biology

Growth from a single cell to a complex multicellular organism

Evolution & Biodiversity

Mechanisms governing phenotypic variation and diversity of organisms

Genetics & Genomics

Mechanisms and outcomes of inheritance

Microbial Biology

Diversity of microbes and interactions with their environment

Plant Biology

Determinants of plant diversity, form and function