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:


CBMG would like to welcome our newest Faculty Member, Margaret Scull, Assistant Professor to UMD!!!

CBMG remembers Emeritus Professor George Bean, He was an early researcher in the field of mycotoxins. Read more.

Dr. David Mosser is featured in BioHive's "In Coversation", a series of conversations with thought leaders and disruptors in the BioHealth Capital Region. Read More.

Congratulations to José Feijó, Erwan Michard, Daniel Damineli and Alexander Simon, whose paper in collaboration with the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência was published today in the journal Nature. Read More.