The Biotechnology Building
Faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology Genetics form the core of the Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology. The Department of Molecular Biology Genetics, along with the Cornell Center for Advanced Technology, is housed in the Biotechnology Building, which is located on the central campus. The Biotechnology Building is the largest single research building on the Cornell campus, housing approximately 36 faculty, 50 postdoctoral and research associates, and 100 graduate students. The building also contains a number of modern research service facilities including those for protein and nucleic acid synthesis and sequencing, fluorescence and electron microscopic imaging, and x-ray and NMR spectroscopy.
Interaction with other Departments and Graduate Fields
A hallmark of modern biochemistry, molecular and cell biology is that they are central disciplines, linking many others in a common, molecular or cellular approach to biological problems. Faculty in other departments and Graduate Fields often interact with our own, through common research interests. Some of these programs include the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences; Applied and Engineering Physics, Computer Science, and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering; Animal Science, Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, and Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the Division of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Human Ecology; Molecular Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research.