Cell and Molecular Biology

Faculty and student researchers in the Cell and Molecular Biology group work on cellular, molecular, and genetic processes in a variety of model systems. Researchers have access to excellent core resources, including a vivarium, tissue culture facility, confocal microscope/visualization facility, laser capture microscope, and genomics and proteomics facilities located within the department and the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Among current interests of Kent State Cell and Molecular Biology faculty are:

  1. mechanisms of genetic control of various pathways, including cancer, circadian rhythms, and cellular metabolism, as well as regulation of sperm and egg function;
  2. environmental regulation of cellular processes, including cellular effects of environmental pollutants and changes in bacterial function in microgravity conditions.

Members of the group are funded by the National Institutes of HealthNational Science Foundation and other agencies.

Graduate Training Opportunities

Graduate students in Cell and Molecular Biology are enrolled in the M.S. or Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences (Physiology concentration), or the Cell and Molecular Biology program in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Students in these programs also interact with faculty and students at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and the Cleveland Clinic.