Molecular and Cell Biology

The study of molecular and cell biology in the School of Biological Sciences includes the following topics:

  • Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell biology, including cell signaling, cell differentiation, cancer biology, receptor trafficking, and bacterial pathogenesis
  • Molecular physiology, including human pathophysiology, and the regulation and function of membrane proteins
  • Molecular biophysics and structural biology, including the structures and functions of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids
  • Molecular genetics in animal, plant, and microbial systems, including control of gene expression, genome stability, genomics, genetic control of protein folding, and epigenetic phenomena such as prions
  • Molecular evolution, including molecular population genetics, comparative and functional evolutionary genomics

Most faculty in this area of research are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and some are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Many faculty members serve on advisory boards for biomedical research agencies and the most respected journals in their fields.

Faculty in this focus area

Associate Professor
Professor
Associate Professor and Director of MS in Bioinformatics
Professor, School of Biological Sciences and Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor
Associate Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Scholar
Professor and Associate Chair of Research
Professor
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor and Smithgall Institute Chair of Molecular Cell Biology
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor; Mary and Maisie Gibson Chair & GRA Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor and Chair
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Professor; Bennie H. & Nelson D. Abell Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor