Cell & Molecular Biology

Current departmental research in cell and molecular biology ranges from protein dynamics to genetics to drug targeting on cells. Researchers in our department investigate the physiology and pharmacology of cells, protein interaction, relationships between receptors, and viruses at the molecular level. Our molecular genetics lab studies the role of RNA structures and gene splicing in order to correct human genetic diseases. A large portion of our faculty studies molecular and cellular pharmacology, with a focus on identifying nematode response to drugs on ion channels in an attempt to control for disease in animals and humans in the developing world. Our department has labs devoted to the study of neurodegenerative diseases, and they focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind those diseases and the development of treatment strategies.

Josh Beck, PhD
Steve Carlson, DVM, PhD
Michael Cho, PhD
Timothy A Day, PhD
Heather Greenlee, PhD
Michael John Kimber, PhD
Sudhir Kumar, PhD
Richard J Martin, BVSc, PhD, DSc, Dip ECVPT, MRCVS
Alan P Robertson, PhD
Ravindra N Singh, PhD
Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy, BVSc, MVSc, PgCert HE&TL, PhD, FAES