Cell and Molecular Biology

Introduction | Faculty & Staff | Courses

The Cell and Molecular Biology Department integrates a multidisciplinary faculty, with research interests ranging from molecular approaches to evolution and human migration patterns through the Pacific, to biophysical methods of protein structure analysis, from applied agricultural pest research, to reproductive endocrinology, to the role of oxidative damage in neurodegeneration. The primary mission of any basic science faculty is to instill interest, excitement, and a strong foundation in science to its students in preparation for careers in the sciences, be they in research, education or medicine. The faculty of CMB endorse this mission through their strong commitment to classroom education and research training of students, from undergraduate programs through the graduate and medical school curriculum.

Faculty in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology have ongoing research programs in areas such as genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular endocrinology and neurophysiology. CMB faculty are among the most active in undergraduate research training via the Haumana and MARC research programs for juniors and seniors, respectively. These programs have trained over 500 students since inception, with the MARC program achieving75% placement of its students in MD, PhD, or MD/PhD programs and careers in science.

The department also provides instruction in the basic principles and concepts of genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology to medical students and graduate students from various disciplines. CMB participate in undergraduate education in genetics and biochemistry, and these are same faculty spearheaded the two year basic science foundations course in the medical school curriculum.

The faculty participate in the training of PhD and MS graduate students in the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. This program brings together faculty with expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, cell signaling, developmental biology, genetics, immunology/retrovirology, neurobiology/neurophysiology, plant moledular physiology, and reproduction function for collaborative teaching and research activities.

Phone: (808) 692-1514
Cell and Molecular Biology Department, 651 Ilalo Street, BioSciences Building, Suite 222,
Honolulu, HI 96813-5534
Website Link: http://www.hawaii.edu/cmb/CMB/Home.html


John A. Burns School of Medicine • University of Hawai`i at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street • Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
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