The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics shares a leading role in research and teaching in modern biology at Cornell University. The department has 33 primary faculty and 4 joint or adjunct faculty, most are housed in the Biotechnology Building, a state-of-the-art facility with individual laboratories and core research facilities. Some MBG faculty are also members of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and have their offices in the adjoining new Weill Hall. Our faculty also play key roles in the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics
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 have served key leadership roles in the New Life Sciences Initiative, which included the Cornell Genomics Initiative.