Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology seeks understanding of broad aspects of development and disease, including cell signal transduction, stem cell fate determination, and tissue homeostasis at multiple levels that include intermolecular, cell-cell, tissue and organ function.  Research in molecular and cellular biology includes theoretical modeling and applied research. Molecular and Cellular Biology research within GSBSE ranges from basic developmental and disease processes in cell and animal models from zebrafish to mouse, to studies in humans which emphasize vascular biology, stem cell biology, tissue development, homeostasis and pathology. Areas of active research include molecular diffusion and localization, membrane lipids, nanomaterials, models of bone marrow formation and adipogenesis, immunity, mitochondria and toxicants, the impact of the extracellular environment, and tissue regeneration and repair.