Welcome to MCB!
The MCB mission is to teach and do research on the molecular and biochemical underpinnings of life itself. Our teaching and research combine experimental and computational approaches to understand how molecules interact to build cells, how cells interact to build organisms, and how evolutionary forces act upon molecules and organisms to produce the diversity of life that we enjoy on the earth today. We study a broad array of problems, including chromosome dynamics, genome architecture, aging, neuroscience, developmental and evolutionary biology, microbial science, RNA science, and how genotype translates to phenotype. To tackle these problems we employ a diverse set of approaches, including biochemistry, genetics, genomics, computation, single molecule biophysics, cutting edge microscopy, and x-ray crystallography. Our experimental systems are equally varied, ranging from bacteria and yeast, to Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish, Xenopus, mouse, human cell culture systems, and synthetic systems.
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Learn about the diverse research activities of MCB faculty.
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MCB graduate students are an active bunch … click here to learn about student organizations and how to get involved!
MCB is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion in all aspects of our community.
The History of MCB
Each month MCB will highlight two of our faculty members with short articles about their life and their research. This month we feature two MCB faculty who use the same web-footed creature to study very different problems!