Graduate Program

The program in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental (MCD) biology (courses BIOL) leads to either the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) or the Master of Arts (M.A.) and is designed to prepare students for careers in research, teaching, and biotechnology. Current research in MCD biology focuses on such topics as the structure and function of RNA, gene expression, chromatin structure, epigenetics, cell signaling, cell division, development, nerve cell function, and stem cell biology.