Faculty in the Department of Cell Biology conduct research programs which focus on three major, but interrelated themes:

Cell Biology

  • Microtubules and cilia
  • Membrane protein trafficking
  • RNA localization
  • Cell adhesion
  • Intracellular signaling
  • Cell cycle and mitosis

Developmental Biology

cell biology
  • Stem cell biology
  • Cellular morphogenesis and polarity
  • Developmental growth control 
  • Epigenetics


cell biology
  • Axon guidance 
  • Synapse development
  • Receptor and channels
  • Nerve regeneration
  • Vesicle trafficking
  • Neurological diseases
  • Neurotherapeutics