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Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Research in this group focuses on the molecular mechanisms driving biological processes from individual molecular folding to signaling pathways within cells. Emphasis is on the structural, chemical and physical properties of biomolecules, their assembly and their function in elaborate, interlocking networks.

Cellular and Developmental Biology

Research in this group focuses on the molecular processes underlying cellular function and embryonic development, including how disease disrupts these processes. A variety of genetically tractable model systems are employed, including yeast, C. elegansDrosophila, maize, ArabidopsisXenopus, zebrafish, and rodents. Research clusters include:


Researchers in this cluster use a variety of research tools and models, including in vitro cellular systems, primary cultures of tissues and stem cells, transplantation, genetically modified animals, and human specimens.