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.
Research Interest Areas
Behavior & Neurobiology
Behavior of animals and its neurological basis
Biochemistry & Structural Biology
Molecular underpinnings of the biological world
Structure and function of the fundamental unit of life
Evolutionary consequences of interactions between species
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
Diversity of microbes and interactions with their environment
Determinants of plant diversity, form and function