Cell Biology

Research in cell biology aims to understand the organizing principles that shape cellular structures and specify cellular functions. Our faculty investigate the molecular basis of cytoskeletal organization, organelle assembly and chromatin regulation, and characterize the machinery that drives spindle assembly, cell polarization and cell division. Researchers leverage cutting-edge imaging, biophysical tools, genetics, biochemical characterization and small molecule therapeutics to create a comprehensive picture of how normal cells function and cellular processes become misregulated in disease states.