A department focused on research and students:


Research in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry includes programs in cancer, diabetes, reproductive biology, structural biology, development, and age-related neurodegenerative diseases. The department offers a Ph.D. degree in the Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology Graduate Concentration. Our students are involved in exciting, cutting-edge research using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Our faculty mentors support our students in classroom teaching, research projects, communication skills, preparation of manuscripts and fellowship applications, and exposure to grant writing.

  • Sertoli cells engineered to express insulin.
  • H1fnt (red) and DAPI (blue)
  • X-ray structures of nucleotide-free Pgp and nucleotide-bound MsbA.
  • Student Research Week 2018 Poster Presentation
  • Student Research Week 2018 Poster Presentation

We take particular pride in the individual attention and one-on-one training our faculty members provide for every student as they progress through the program.

Vadivel Ganapathy, Ph.D.

Department Chair  

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