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Faculty in our department have made fundamental contributions to cell and molecular biology, including advances in stem cell biology, cancer biology, gene regulation, neurobiology, development, and structural biology. In recognition of these contributions, members of our faculty have received many honors, including the Lasker Award and membership in the National Academy of Sciences."

Kelsey Martin
Professor and Chair


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The CTSI Seminar Series presents:

Helen Blau, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology;
Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine;
Stanford University School of Medicine

"Channeling Stem Cell Fate for Regenerative Medicine"


Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Molecular Biology Institute presents:

Jennifer Doudna
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
UC Berkeley

"The Biology of CRISPRs: From Genome Defense to Genetic Engineering"


159/173 Boyer Hall




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