Welcome

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics engages in cutting-edge research, training, and teaching to solve basic questions in the life sciences and to apply biological knowledge to critical medical, agricultural and environmental problems. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of scientists, teachers, and communicators by providing research mentorship and classroom instruction in biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology and by initiating and participating in collaborative research across the Cornell campuses.

Events

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Seminar

Molecular Biology & Genetics Seminar By Rosa Puertollano Senior Investigator Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Center NIH/NHLBI BMCB Field Candidate Sponsored by the field of BMCB Hosted by: Fenghua Hu fh87 [at] cornell.edu If you need...
  • Biology
  • Genetics
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Seminar

Molecular Biology & Genetics Seminar By Christian Froekjaer-Jensen Assistant Professor Dept. of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering KAUST Sponsored by the field of BMCB Hosted by: Gunther Hollopeter gh383 [at] cornell.edu If you need...
  • Biology
  • Genetics

News

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News

Thousands of strains of drosophilia, or fruit fly, have been developed for research purposes at Cornell Research. These fruit flies are currently being used to investigate human diseases, and researcher Chun Han from Cornell's Molecular Biology and Genetics lab is developing a new research technique called gRNA-infused crossing over, or MAGIC, that will make this type of research easier for future experiments.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Organisms
  • Biology
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News

A Cornell study describes a breakthrough in the quest to improve photosynthesis in certain crops, a step toward adapting plants to rapid climate changes and increasing yields to feed a projected 9 billion people by 2050.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genetics
  • Plants

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-2703

Phone: (607) 255-2203
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