The field of GGD 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 GGD 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.
BMCB-GGD symposia are a series of biennial events organized by students from the fields of BMCB and GGD, under supervision of MBG faculty members. The symposia normally bring together leading scientists and life sciences business leaders from diverse fields to share their forefront research with public seminars and followed by technical workshops. Due to the special situation this year, however, the 5th Symposium will be held completely online and the workshop will be replaced with a 1-hour breakout session for a chat with the invited speakers. This symposium is open to the whole cornell community and is generously supported by the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Weill Institute and NIH training grant.
BMCB 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.