Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

 
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

›View Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry site

The Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry is a basic science department within the Brown University Division of Biology and Medicine. Its core areas of scholarship are broad and encompass biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, and genetics. The department supports undergraduate, graduate, and medical education in these fields, offering a large variety of courses from introductory to highly specialized levels.

The department currently houses 28 primary faculty whose research programs cover a wide array of biological questions, model systems, and methodological approaches. The biological phenomena under investigation range from embryonic and neuronal development, reproduction and genetics of behavior to neurodegeneration and aging. The biological mechanisms being addressed include DNA replication, recombination and transcription, RNA processing and transport, protein translation, protein folding and turnover, vesicular transport, and numerous aspects of molecular signaling. Model systems range from prokaryotic, through plant and several metazoan species to mammals including humans. Classical biochemical and genetic approaches are used alongside cutting edge technologies including genomics, proteomics, X-ray crystallography, and mouse transgenics. The department is also the centerpiece of an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental graduate program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry leading to the PhD degree.

Atwood, Walter
Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Neurology, Director of Cancer Signaling, Vice Chair of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Bender, Judith
Professor of Biology
[email protected]
DeLong, Alison
Associate Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Deaconescu, Alexandra
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Dennery, Phyllis
Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics
[email protected]
Fairbrother, William
Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Freiman, Richard
Associate Professor of Medical Science
[email protected]
Gerbi, Susan
George D. Eggleston Professor of Biochemistry
[email protected]
Helfand, Stephen
Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Heywood, Peter
Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Huang, Yu-Wen Alvin
GLF Translational Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Jogl, Gerwald
Associate Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Johnson, Mark
Royce Family Associate Professor of Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of Biology, Graduate Program Director for the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry Graduate Program
[email protected]
Lapierre, Louis
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Larschan, Erica
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Lisi, George
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Liu, Judy
Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Miller, Kenneth
Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Morrow, Eric
Mencoff Family Associate Professor of Biology, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
[email protected]
Mowry, Kimberly
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor of Biomedicine, Chair of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Neretti, Nicola
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biolgy, and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Reenan, Robert
Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Salomon, Arthur
Associate Professor of Biology, Associate Professor of Chemistry
[email protected]
Sedivy, John
Hermon C. Bumpus Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Valdez, Gregorio
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Webb, Ashley
Richard and Edna Salomon Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
[email protected]
Wessel, Gary
Professor of Biology
[email protected]
Wharton, Kristi
Professor of Biology
[email protected]