MCDB labs have access to state-of-the-art facilities for DNA and protein sequencing, peptide synthesis, mass spectrometry, protein purification and analysis, DNA microarrays, X-ray crystallography, microscopy and imaging, and animal facilities including a service for gene knockouts in mice. A wide range of equipment is available for use in core facilities.
The MCDB faculty have research programs in three main areas: cell biology, developmental biology, and plant molecular biology. There is considerable overlap in these areas, with collaborations within MCDB labs and with other labs at UT and beyond.
Cell Biology research groups
Developmental Biology research groups
Plant Molecular Biology research groups