Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

FACULTY PROFILES

Listing of 48 members.

Faculty Member Research Description Areas of Research
Faculty Members
Berg, Howard Berg Motile behavior of bacteria: sensory transduction in bacterial chemotaxis (in E. coli), dynamics of the flagellar rotary motor, propulsion of non-flagellated bacteria Biophysics
Cell Biology
Neurobiology
Branton, Daniel Branton Biophysical studies with nanopores Biophysics
Cell Biology
Burton, Briana Burton Mechanisms of membrane-associated macromolecular transport machines Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Development
Genetics
Cluzel, Philippe Cluzel Real-time systems analysis of signal transduction and genetic networks at the single cell level Biophysics
Cell Biology
Genetics
Systems Biology
Cox, David Cox Biological and computational underpinnings of visual processing Neurobiology
D'Souza, Victoria D'Souza Structural biology of retrovirus replication Biochemistry
Biophysics
Structural Biology
Denic, Vlad Denic Mechanisms of membrane-associated cell biological processes. Biochemistry
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Genetics
Dowling, John Dowling Neurobiology; functional organization of the retina Biophysics
Development
Genetics
Neurobiology
Dulac, Catherine Dulac Olfactory and vomeronasal systems, molecular and developmental neurobiology Development
Genetics
Genomics
Neurobiology
Eddy, Sean Eddy Computational and quantitative biology Computational Biology
Quantitative Biology
Engert, Florian Engert Synaptic plasticity: cellular mechanisms, development of functional networks and links to behaviour Neurobiology
Erikson, Raymond Erikson Reversible phosphorylation and cell proliferation Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Extavour, Cassandra Extavour Evolution of molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions Evolution
Genetics
Genomics
Garner, Ethan Garner High resolution dynamic and spatial studies of prokaryotic cellular organization Biochemistry
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Gaudet, Rachelle Gaudet Structural biology of signaling and transport through biological membranes Biochemistry
Structural Biology
Gelbart, William Gelbart Developmental genetics; genomics; bioinformatics Development
Genetics
Genomics
Gibbs, Karine Gibbs Molecular mechanisms of social behaviors, specifically self versus non-self recognition, in bacteria Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Genetics
Sociomicrobiology
Guidotti, Guido Guidotti Structure and function of membrane proteins Biochemistry
Hensch, Takao Hensch Experience-dependent brain development; critical periods Biophysics
Cell Biology
Neurobiology
Hoekstra, Hopi Hoekstra The genetic basis of adaptive morphology and behavior. Development
Evolution
Genetics
Genomics
Neurobiology
Hunter, Craig Hunter C. elegans genetics of intercellular RNAi signaling Cell Biology
Development
Gene Expression
Genetics
Genomics
Kahne, Daniel Kahne Mechanisms of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance Biochemistry
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Kleckner, Nancy Kleckner Chromosomes: motion, mechanics, DNA dynamics and spatial patterning Biochemistry
Genetics
Kunes, Sam Kunes Development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, behavior and evolution Cell Biology
Development
Genetics
Neurobiology
Leschziner, Andres Leschziner Structural studies of macromolecular machines Biochemistry
Biophysics
Structural Biology
Lichtman, Jeff Lichtman Synaptic structure and competition Neurobiology
Losick, Richard Losick Microbial development and gene regulation Development
Gene Expression
Genetics
Lue, Robert Lue Life Sciences Education Life Sciences Education
Science Visualization
Science Outreach
Mango, Susan Mango Developmental plasticity, epigenetics and cell fate specification; environmental signaling in development Cell Biology
Development
Gene Expression
Genetics
Genomics
Meselson, Matthew Meselson Molecular genetics and evolution Development
Genetics
Molecular Evolution
Murray, Andrew Murray Chromosome segregation, yeast sex, and evolution Cell Biology
Evolution
Genetics
Genomics
Systems Biology
Murthy, Venkatesh Murthy Neuronal cell biology, neural circuits and olfaction Biophysics
Neurobiology
Nelson, David Nelson Force-induced denaturation of DNA, sequence heterogeneity and the dynamics of motor proteins, population growth and mutation in disordered media Biophysics
O'Shea, Erin O'Shea Quantitative Analysis of Regulatory Networks Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Genomics
Systems Biology
Ramanathan, Sharad Ramanathan Bioinformatics, computational biology and biology sequence analysis Biophysics
Cell Biology
Neurobiology
Systems Biology
Rivas, Elena Rivas Computational biology and molecular biology Computational Biology
Molecular Biology
Sanes, Joshua Sanes Assembly and function of neural circuits in the visual system Neurobiology
Schier, Alex Schier Developmental Genetics and Neurobiology Cell Biology
Development
Genetics
Genomics
Neurobiology
Uchida, Nao Uchida Neurobiology of perception and decision making Biophysics
Neurobiology
Visiting Professors
Sompolinsky, Haim Sompolinsky Theoretical and computational studies of the structure, dynamics and function of neuronal circuits. Computational Neuroscience
Neurobiology
Affiliate Members
Eggan, Kevin Eggan Mammalian genetics, the biology of embryonic stem cells and regulation of developmental potency Development
Gene Expression
Genetics
Melton, Doug Melton Developmental biology Development
Genetics
Needleman, Daniel Needleman Physical aspects of the organization and dynamics of subcellular structures. Biophysics
Cell Biology
Systems Biology
Schreiber, Stuart Schreiber Forward and reverse chemical genetics Biochemistry
Structural Biology
Strominger, Jack Strominger Molecular basis of immune recognition Biochemistry
Biophysics
Immunology
Structural Biology
Verdine, Gregory Verdine Chemical and structural biology Biochemistry
Biophysics
Gene Expression
Structural Biology
Associate Members
Czeisler, Charles Czeisler Sleep Medicine, Neurology, Neurobiology Neurobiology
Sato, Vicki Sato Drug discovery and development; the creation and management of biotechnology business Biotechnology
Drug Discovery

Emiriti Faculty

  • Hubbard, Ruth
  • Wang, James