The Department of Cellular Biology offers research opportunities in the following areas:

Cells and Disease
Cellular mechanisms of Cancer, Alzheimer’s, aniridia, lysosomal storage disease, Chagas disease, alcoholism and addiction, schistosomiasis, immunopathology.

Cells in Development
Development of the embryo, cell fate determination, cell differentiation and morphogenesis, stem cell biology, temporal and spatial control of gene expression, neural development, development of perception and behavior.

Cells in Infection and Immunity
Parasite cell and molecular biology, host parasite interaction, parasite metabolism, immune response and memory, pathogenesis, adaptations to parasitism, mechanisms of host defense, lymphocyte migration, cytokines

Cell Structure and Function
Cytoskeleton and cell motility, cell division and cell cycle control, chromatin and gene expression, organelle biogenesis, endosymbiosis and cell evolution, neurobiology, cellular metabolism, hormone action.

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