Knowing the components of cells and how cells work is fundamental to all biological sciences. The similarities and differences between cell types is particularly important in biomedical fields like cancer research and developmental biology. Understanding the interactions between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between the different types of DNA, RNA, and protein biosynthesis and how these interactions are regulated forms the basis of molecular biology research. Cell and molecular biology research is closely related to biochemistry, developmental biology, genetics, and immunology.
Students doing research with faculty in the Biology Department can work in labs dealing with bioinformatics and computational biology, cancer biology, infectious diseases, neurobiology, and stem cell research.
For more information on cell and molecular biology, go to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
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