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The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development spans a broad spectrum of biological disciplines, including the storage and expression of information (genetics), its translation into the workings of individual cells (cell biology), and the assembly of cells into tissues and organ systems (development). Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about GCD.

A Lesson in Translating Science

Students in Molecular Biology and Society developed pandemic-themed projects to hone their science communication skills.


This spring, Molecular Biology and Society (Biology 3025) were asked not only to master scientific content but communicate it to the public.

Two 2021 Graduating GCD Students Named to Phi Beta Kappa

Two graduating seniors majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development were welcomed as members of Phi Beta Kappa this year. The graduates named to the society include:

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As an undergraduate, Ivy Johnson worked as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Deepali Sachdev in the Masonic Cancer Center. She

Decoding RNA’s mysteries

Novel COVID-19 vaccines and some diagnostic tests use messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA). Aaron Engelhart investigates ways to track the nucleic acid.


Ribonucleic acid (RNA) has received a lot of press recently.