Areas of Research

Molecular Biology

Understanding events involving DNA, RNA, and protein “factories” represent the focus of the Molecular Biology faculty Learn More


The Genetics faculty use model systems to define how gene function orchestrates cellular events and animal physiology Learn More


Evolution at all levels of organization are studied by the faculty in evolutionary biology Learn More

Developmental Biology

The Developmental Biology faculty use model organisms to understand how genes coordinate events during animal development Learn More

Computational Biology

Computational Biology faculty model the dynamics, structures, and evolution of macromolecules and biochemical reactions Learn More

Structural Biology

The Structural Biology faculty visualize how protein and nucleic acid complexes assemble and catalyze biological processes Learn More


The Biochemistry faculty investigate the function of macromolecular protein and nucleic acid “machines” Learn More

Cell Biology

Our Cell Biology faculty study the processes and diseases associated with intracellular organelles and cellular processes Learn More


Our Microbiology faculty study how pathogenic microbes and viruses infect and replicate in their hosts Learn More


Faculty in Ecology investigate how microbes, plants, and animals respond to their environments Learn More