​Molecular Cell Biology

Graduate Student Coordinator: Stacy Kiel
Molecular Cell Biology Faculty Co-Directors: Jason Weber, Ph.D. & Heather True-Krob, Ph.D.

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 Students and faculty in the Program in Molecular Cell Biology are involved in a wide array of investigations into many fundamental cell processes and the mechanisms that control them. Among the subjects currently under investigation are: gene expression; mechanisms of transcription and tissue-specific transcription regulation; molecular mechanisms involved in cell proliferation; cell cytoskeleton, motility and chemotaxis; pathways for the trafficking of molecules into and out of cells; receptor-ligand interactions involved in regulation of cell growth and cell phenotype; signal transduction molecules and pathways; lipid metabolism; assembly of supramolecular structures including extracellular matrix; and mechanisms of enzyme catalysis and inhibition; and mechanisms of pathogenesis. A common theme uniting these research programs is the desire to understand essential cellular functions at the highest possible level of molecular resolution. tudents and faculty in the Program in Molecular Cell Biology are involved in a wide array of investigations into many fundamental cell processes and the mechanisms that control them. Among the subjects currently under investigation are: gene expression; mechanisms of transcription and tissue-specific transcription regulation; molecular mechanisms involved in cell proliferation; cell cytoskeleton, motility and chemotaxis; pathways for the trafficking of molecules into and out of cells; receptor-ligand interactions involved in regulation of cell growth and cell phenotype; signal transduction molecules and pathways; lipid metabolism; assembly of supramolecular structures including extracellular matrix; and mechanisms of enzyme catalysis and inhibition; and mechanisms of pathogenesis. A common theme uniting these research programs is the desire to understand essential cellular functions at the highest possible level of molecular resolution.

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