The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics shares a leading role in research and teaching in modern biology at Cornell University. The department has over 35 faculty and is housed in the Biotechnology Building, a state-of-the-art facility with individual laboratories and core research facilities.
Our faculty members are responsible for teaching over 70 courses. The research and teaching interests of the faculty include fundamental, as well as medically relevant, problems in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, population genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, development, and macromolecular structure. Our faculty also play key roles in the New Life Sciences Initiative, which includes the Cornell Genomics Initiative.
Our graduate programs center around three separate and distinct graduate fields: (1) Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (BMCB), (2) Genetics and Development (G&D), and (3) Biophysics, with each program leading to a doctoral degree.