Molecular and Cell Biology

Modern cell biology was founded at Rockefeller more than a half century ago with the introduction of the electron microscope. The field has since evolved into a molecular phase, which focuses on how cellular and extracellular macromolecules interact and communicate with each other to give rise to specific functions and responses. Along with microscopic and biochemical approaches, Rockefeller scientists use a full range of techniques from structural biology, biophysics, physiology and genetics to study processes such as gene regulation, protein translation and modification, intracellular transport, cell cycle and chromosome biology, organelle function, signal transduction and enzymology, and cancer.