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Department Chair Welcome Page

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Welcome to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. We strive, through our research, to understand how the collective behavior of molecules and cells gives rise to the rich phenomena of life, and communicate this understanding through our teaching. Research within our department is diverse and bridges many areas of life and physical sciences. Our scholarly endeavors are supported by cutting-edge research centers and state-of-the-art facilities in the Cambridge campus of Harvard, as well as by our superb administrative and support staff.

While MCB is the intellectual and administrative home for our faculty members, we also actively engage with the larger community at Harvard. Our faculty members direct and contribute to the Center for Brain Science and the FAS Center for Systems Biology, participate in the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Microbial Science Initiative, and head three undergraduate concentrations and the Molecules, Cells and Organisms graduate program. The Department’s world-class facilities include the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, the Genome Modification Facility, the DNA Sequencing Facility, and the Microchemistry and Proteomics Analysis Facility.

I invite you to browse the pages on our site to get a taste of our exciting activities. Please visit the links below or Contact us for more information on MCB faculty and labs, programs of study, and research facilities and resources.

Venki Murthy

Faculty and RESEARCH

Undergraduate program