The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology conducts cutting-edge, innovative research that advances the discipline of cell biology and physiology, with an emphasis on topics that contribute to the improvement of human health. The UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology is nationally-recognized and ranked #2 in the country for Medical Research.
Genetics & Molecular Biology
Genetics is both a discipline and an experimental approach (manipulation of genes or the genetic material). Today, most geneticists include work at the molecular level by manipulating RNA or DNA… or entire genomes. Our department is strong in both model organism genetics and genomics.
The Molecular & Cellular Biophysics training program is an NIH funded training program for quantitative and physical biology. The MCBP exists both to provide a flexible vehicle for training graduate students who share a passion for biophysics and to enhance the research and training community of its diverse group of faculty and students.