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.

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  

  • 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

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