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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.

Annual CBS Picnic

Register today for the annual CBS Picnic.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate another great year at the College of Biological Sciences. May 5, 2016 from 11a.m.-1p.m. on the Gateway Plaza, McNamara.

CBS Postdoctoral Reception

Save the date for the inaugual CBS Postdoctoral Reception!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
3:30-6 p.m. 
McNamara Alumni Center, Swain Room

In our mission to support postdoctoral researchers, we want to invite you to the CBS Inaugural Postdoc Reception. We want this event to provide an opportunity to:

Doctoral Research Showcase

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 12-2 pm | Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

The road to the dissertation is long and often winding. Graduate students complete courses, lab work, and exams; they develop research questions and methodology; they review existing literature. They conduct interviews, surveys, and experiments; analyze results; and consider implications.

As they make their way down this road, graduate students transform from being those who absorb knowledge to those who produce it. They raise new issues, develop new approaches, and advance new ideas.

Steroid Surprise

Mutant mystery leads to discovery of new mechanism for hormone transport.
 

"We don’t know what it is yet that’s controlling the movement of these vesicles. ...

An Engineer's Angle on Protein Interactions

New faculty member Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan aims to understand how cellular connectivity is built at the level of the proteome.
 
Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan

“To understand cellular life at this mesoscale is not to reduce the system down to every infinitesimally small interaction, but rather to see how all the pieces fit together.”

Sivaraj (Shiv) S