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...
Congratulations to our graduating 2019 CBMG Honors undergrads for successfully defending their theses! Shown from L to R: Lyra Morina (Fritz Lab), Hannah Bress (Dinman Lab), Anna Seminara (Lee Lab), Uzair Ahtesham (Chang Lab), Jessica Kan (Mount Lab, not shown).
Congratulations to Dr. Anne Simon for winning the Judges Best Inventor Pitch Award during the Inventor Pitch Competition at UMD Biosciences Day, on November 13, 2018.
Congratulations to Dr. Kan Cao for winning the Audience Choice Best Inventor Pitch Award during the Inventor Pitch Competition at UMD Biosciences Day, on November 13, 2018.
In a new paper published in Scientific Reports, Dr. Kan Cao shows that Methylene blue, a common antioxidant, could reverse signs of aging in human skin. See the video on:
Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Lee and Ana Seminara, recipients of the ILS Outstanding Mentor and Outstanding Student Research Awards.