Heart muscle cells called cardiomyocytes. Credit: Alexander Auld and Laurie Boyer

Research

For over 50 years, we have played a central role in the growth of molecular life sciences and the revolution in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, genomics, and computational biology.

Learn, Discover, Innovate

We are a collaborative, inclusive, diverse, supportive, and focused community dedicated to research, teaching, and service. We explore a wide range of fundamental biological questions with a focus on molecular cell biology at all levels, from molecular structure to human disease. Join us.

BioGenesis Podcast

Grad student Jade Varineau is analyzing cells in a dish to glean a fundamental understanding of how mutations can disrupt development.

Graduate Students

Graduate training is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and intense, giving our students the research and communication skills they need for a successful career. Our faculty share a deep commitment to education for all students.

BioGenesis Podcast

Grad student Alex Chan studies Toxoplasma gondii — a parasite best known for its presence in cat poop.

BioGenesis Podcast

Grad student Tina Lopez investigates the mysterious signal that cues the liver to rebuild itself post-injury.

Toxoplasma gondii parasites. Credit: Clare Harding.

Research

For over 50 years, we have played a central role in the growth of molecular life sciences and the revolution in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, genomics, and computational biology.

BioGenesis Podcast

Grad student Keene Abbott is creating more life-like systems for studying cancer cells, paving the way for research to translate from the bench to the bedside.

Broadening Participation

Our outreach programs seek to make the field of science more inclusive by sharing MIT’s intellectual wealth and cutting-edge resources.

An atomic model of a protein. Credit: Ellen Zhong.

Research

For over 50 years, we have played a central role in the growth of molecular life sciences and the revolution in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, genomics, and computational biology.

Undergraduate Students

Our undergraduate students thrive in an atmosphere that promotes exploration and collaboration across all areas of research and study. Our professors have an infectious passion for instruction and strive to teach each course better than it’s ever been taught before.