• Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology (BMCB)

    BMCB in essence is an umbrella program with strengths ranging from biochemistry and structural biology to cell biology and developmental biology and molecular genetics. Research topics include transcription, DNA replication, DNA repair, membrane trafficking, the cytoskeleton, signal transduction, metabolic regulation, enzyme structure and mechanism, organelle function, biophysics of protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions, and virology.

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  • Genetics, Genomics, and Development (GGD)

    The GG&D Field has particular strengths in the following research areas: Genetics; Developmental Biology; Population Structure and Molecular Evolution; Molecular Genetics; Genomics; Computational Biology; and Plant Genetics. Graduate students in the Field of GG&D obtain outstanding training in genomics, genetics and development and acquire analytical tools that enable them to understand the mechanisms of inheritance, development, mutation, gene regulation, and population structure and evolution.

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  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

    The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics shares a leading role in research and teaching in modern biology at Cornell University. The department has over 35 faculty and is housed in the Biotechnology Building, a state-of-the-art facility with individual laboratories and core research facilities.

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