Chair's welcome

Welcome to the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. We are enthusiastically dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching and service. We seek to answer “Big Simple Questions” with the goal of creating new knowledge pertaining to what I like to call “the biology of things that are too small to see with the naked eye”. We employ a wide variety of model systems to address fundamental and important questions in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Microbial Pathogenesis and Computational Biology. Read More...


Research Areas

The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (CBMG) offers  the following areas of research:


Congratulations graduating CBMG Honors undergraduates. Read more.

Congratulations to Jon Dinman, issued Patent Dec 8,2015. 


"Compositions and Methods for Regulating Peptideyltransferase Activity and Uses Thereof" Read more

Congratulations to Kan Cao, whose paper, “Methylene blue alleviates nuclear and mitochondrial abnormalities in progeria,” is published today in the journal Aging Cell. Read more.