Areas of Research


MCDB faculty members specialize in the following areas of research


Bioinformatics -- developing methods and software tools for understanding biological data.

Cancer Biology -- developing new knowledge that will translate into improved detection, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention or treatment of cancer.

Cell Biology -- the study of cells, their physiological properties, their structure, the organelles they contain, interactions with their environment, their life cycle, division and death.

Developmental Biology -- variety of different types of research.

DNA Replication & Repair -- analysis of the processes of DNA replication and repair.

Gene Expression -- understanding the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product.

Molecular Medicine -- study of disease at a molecular and cellular level.

Molecular Neurobiology -- understanding the molecular mechanisms in healthy and diseased brains.

Plant Molecular Biology -- research in all areas of plant biology.

RNA Biology -- an interdisciplinary endeavor that spans biology, medicine, agriculture, mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

Virology -- the study of viruses.

Other Areas of Research -- and many others.