http://www.icmb.utexas.edu/

Fundamental research into the basic processes of living cells and tissues is crucial to future advances in medicine and biotechnology. Indeed, in few fields of study are basic discovery and practical applications so closely intertwined. In 1993 The University established the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology to focus efforts on the revolutionary developments occurring in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and genomics.

The objectives of the ICMB

To build a world-class multidisciplinary research and teaching center in cellular and molecular biology, to focus basic research efforts on molecular genetics and molecular biology problems that will advance our understanding of disease processes and methods for therapy or cure, to build a multidisciplinary center of excellence for biotechnology.

The Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology provides recruiting and graduate student support for the following graduate programs: Cell and Molecular Graduate Program, Biochemistry, Microbiology. The Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology also supports: Summer Scholar Program for Undergraduates.

ICMB Core Research Facilities

  • DNA & Genomics Facility, Microscopy & Imaging Facility, Protein and Metabolite Analysis Facility, Mouse Genetic Engineering Facility, UT Microarray Facility, Macromolecular Crystallography Facility, Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Facility.
  • DNA Sequencing Facility: To support cellular and molecular biology research at The University of Texas at Austin. To keep the core facilities as comprehensive and accessible as possible to increase faculty, staff, and student research productivity.
  • ICMB Microscopy and Imaging Facility: provides extensive microscopic equipment and services for ultra-structural analysis. The Facility offers assisted use and training on all instrumentation and consultations on microscopy and spectroscopy related subjects.
  • Protein Microanalysis Facility: The Facility provides peptide synthesis services utilizing a PTI Symphony synthesizer. 
  • Mouse Genetic Engineering Facility: Our primary focus is the generation of transgenic and gene-targeted mice, however we offer numerous other related services such as mouse housing and husbandry within a specific pathogen free barrier.
  • Macromolecular Crystallography Facility: is staffed to carry out structural analysis on a service basis, or to train and assist interested users in both crystallization and the collection, processing, and interpretation of X-ray diffraction data.
AGARWALA, SEEMA
Seema Agarwala
Associate Professor

Cellular and molecular bases of Neural Tube Closure and birth defects
Akhmetov, Azat
Azat Akhmetov
Graduate Research Assistant

Network biology, cellular modules and gene replacement.
ALDRICH, RICHARD W
Alper, Hal
Hal S Alper
Assistant Professor

ANSLYN, ERIC V
Eric V Anslyn
Professor

Understanding Molecular Interactions Using Bioorganic And Supramolecular Chemistry
APPLING, DEAN R
Dean Appling
Associate Dean, Professor

Regulation And Organization Of Metabolic Pathways
ATKINSON, NIGEL S
Nigel S Atkinson
Professor

Molecular mechanisms underlying alcoholism
BAJAJ, CHANDRAJIT L
Chandrajit Bajaj
Professor

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Graphics and Visualization, Scientific Computing
Baker, Aaron
Aaron B Baker
Assistant Professor

BARRICK, JEFFREY E
Jeffrey E Barrick
Assistant Professor

Microbial experimental evolution and synthetic biology
Ben-Yaker, Adela
Adela Ben-Yakar
Associate Professor

BOSE, HENRY R
BROWN, RICHARD M JR
BROWNING, KAREN S
Karen S Browning
Associate Professor

Mechanism And Regulation Of Eukaryotic Protein Synthesis. My research focuses on the initiation of protein synthesis in higher plants.
BULL, JAMES J
James J Bull
Professor

CHAN, CLARENCE S
Clarence S Chan
Associate Professor

CHEN, ZENGJIAN J
Jeff Chen
Professor

CREWS, DAVID P
David P Crews
Professor

CROOKS, RICHARD M
Richard M Crooks
Professor

Bioanalytical Chemistry, Nanochemistry, And Electrochemistry
Croyle, Maria
Dalby, Kevin
Kevin N Dalby
Professor

DAVIES, BRYAN W
Bryan W Davies
Assistant Professor

DE LOZANNE, ARTURO
Arturo De Lozanne
Associate Professor

DREW, MICHAEL
Michael Drew
Assistant Professor

To understand how adult hippocampal neurogenesis influences learning and cognition.
DUDLEY, JAQUELIN P
Jaquelin P Dudley
Professor

Molecular biology and pathogenesis of retroviruses
EBERHART, JOHANN K
Johann K Eberhart
Assistant Professor

EHRLICH, LAUREN I
Lauren I Ehrlich
Assistant Professor

Thymocyte: stromal cell interactions in T cell development and T-ALL
ELBER, RON
Ron Elber
Professor

Modeling Proteins With Biophysics And Bioinformatics
ELLINGTON, ANDREW
Fan, Donglei
Donglei Fan
Assistant Professor

Fast, Walter
Walter L Fast
Associate Professor

FINKELSTEIN, ILYA J
Ilya J Finkelstein
Assistant Professor

Biophysical Studies Of Genome Maintenance
Fischer, Janice
Janice A Fischer
Professor

Genetics of the ubiquitin pathway in Drosophila
GEORGIOU, GEORGE
George Georgiou
Professor, Other University Affiliate

GOLDING, NACE L
Nace L Golding
Associate Professor

To understand how sensory systems function and develop, using dendritic integration neurons regulate synaptic information.
Gong, Fade
Fade Gong
Graduate Research Assistant

DNA damage response
GORDON, VERNITA
Vernita Gordon
Assistant Professor

Experimental biological physics; multicellular systems; the role of physics and spacial structure in developmental and evolutionary systems.
GOTTLIEB, ELLEN
Ellen Gottlieb
Assistant Professor

GROSS, JEFFREY M
Jeffrey M Gross
Associate Professor, Associate Director

GUTELL, ROBIN
Robin Gutell
Professor

Computational Molecular Biology and Evolution of RNA
HACKERT, MARVIN L
Marvin L Hackert
Associate Dean, Professor

Structural Molecular Biology, Protein Crystallography, And Biochemistry
Hammerling, Michael
Michael J Hammerling
Graduate Research Assistant

HARRIS, R ADRON
R A Harris
Professor

Investigating molecular mechanisms responsible for alcoholism and drug dependence.
Harris, Rayna
Rayna M Harris
Graduate Research Assistant

HARSHEY, RASIKA M
Hassibi, Arjang
Arjang Hassibi
Assistant Professor

HAWKES, CHRISTINE V
Christine V Hawkes
Associate Professor

HERRIN, DAVID L
HILLIS, DAVID M
David Hillis
Professor

HOFFMAN, DAVID W
David W Hoffman
Associate Professor

Protein And Nucleic Acid Structure; NMR Spectroscopy
HOFMANN, JOHANN
Hans Hofmann
Associate Professor

HUIBREGTSE, JON M
HUQ, ENAMUL
Enamul Huq
Associate Professor

HURSTING, STEPHEN D
IVERSON, BRENT L
Brent L Iverson
Dean, Professor

IYER, VISHWANATH R
Vishy Iyer
Department Chair (Interim), Professor

JANSEN, ROBERT K
Bob Jansen
Department Chair, Professor

JAYARAM, MAKKUNI
Jiang, Jenny
Jenny Jiang
Assistant Professor

JOHNSON, ARLEN W
JOHNSON, KENNETH
JOHNSTON, DANIEL
Daniel Johnston
Department Chair, Professor

Cellular neurophysiology–information processing and storage in single neurons and small neural networks; memory, epilepsy.
JOLLY, CHRISTOPHER A
Chris Jolly
Associate Professor - NTR Graduate Chair

JUENGER, THOMAS E
KEATINGE-CLAY, ADRIAN T
Adrian T Keatinge-Clay
Assistant Professor

Natural Product Biochemistry
Kerwin, Sean
Sean M Kerwin
Associate Professor

KIM, JONGHWAN
Jonghwan Kim
Assistant Professor

Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in Pluripotent stem cells and Cancer cells
KIRKPATRICK, MARK A
KLINE, KIMBERLY
KRUG, ROBERT M
Robert M Krug
Professor

LAMBOWITZ, ALAN
Alan Lambowitz
Director, Professor

Lee, Seongmin
Seongmin Lee
Assistant Professor

Liu, Hung-Wen
Liu, Kai
LLOYD, ALAN M
Alan M Lloyd
Professor

Ma, Keyue
Keyue Ma
Graduate Research Assistant

Single Cell Sequencing
MACDONALD, PAUL M
Paul M Macdonald
Professor

How mRNAs become localized within cells, and how their translation is regulated
MAKAROV, DMITRII E
Dmitrii E Makarov
Professor

Theory And Computer Simulation Of The Dynamics Of Biomolecules
MARCOTTE, EDWARD M
Markey, Mia
Mia K Markey
Associate Professor

MARTIN, STEPHEN F
Stephen F Martin
M.June and J.Virgil Waggoner Regent's Chair in Chemistry

Natural Product Synthesis
MATOUSCHEK, ANDREAS T
MATZ, MIKHAIL V
Misha Matz
Associate Professor

Maynard, Jennifer
Jennifer A Maynard
Associate Professor

McElhaney, Matthew
Matthew McElhaney
Administrative Associate

MEHDY, MONA
Mona Mehdy
Associate Professor

MEYER, RICHARD J
MEYERS, LAUREN A
Lauren Ancel Meyers
Director, Academic Program, Professor

MIHIC, S J
S J Mihic
Associate Professor

Developing a better understanding of how ligand-gated ion channels function
MILLER, KYLE M
Kyle M Miller
Assistant Professor

Mills, Edward
Edward (Ted) Mills
Associate Professor

MIRANKER, DANIEL P
Daniel P Miranker
Professor

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
MOLINEUX, IAN J
Ian J Molineux
Professor

Mechanisms of phage infection and genome ejection in vivo; phage evolutionary genetics and applications of phage
MORIKAWA, HITOSHI
Hitoshi Morikawa
Associate Professor

Neurobiology of reward-based learning and addiction.
MUELLER, ULRICH G
Mukhopadhyay, Somshuvra
Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay
Assistant Professor

Role of trafficking in regulating cell physiology and inducing human disease
Myler, Logan
Logan R Myler
Graduate Research Assistant

NISHIYAMA, HIROSHI
Hiroshi Nishiyama
Assistant Professor

The synaptic connections between neurons undergo continuous structural remodeling.
O'HALLORAN, THERESA J
Terry O'Halloran
Associate Professor

Using molecular, genetics and imaging to study how membrane traffic impacts health and disease in normal and in cancer cells
Ochman, Howard
Howard Ochman
Professor

Ooi, Tracy
Tracy P Ooi


Ph.D. Candidate in Cellular and Molecular Biology
PAULL, TANYA T
Tanya T Paull
Professor

PAYNE, SHELLEY M
Shelley M Payne
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor

Microbiology, Infectious diseases
PHELPS, STEVEN M
Steven M Phelps
Associate Professor

Pierce-Shimomura, Jonathan
Jonathan T Pierce-Shimomura
Assistant Professor

The genetic mechanisms that govern behaviors and contribute to neurological disorders.
POENIE, MARTIN
Martin Poenie
Associate Professor

POLLAK, GEORGE D
George D Pollak
Professor

How the auditory system processes species-specific communication signals and the cues that enable association with its location in space.
PRESS, WILLIAM H
William H Press
Professor

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
PRIEBE, NICHOLAS J
Nicholas J Priebe
Assistant Professor

Mechanisms underlying response properties of neurons in primary sensory cortex using both electrophysiology and imaging in vivo.
RAAB-GRAHAM, KIMBERLY
Kimberly Raab-Graham
Assistant Professor

Identifying synaptic mRNAs and developing tools to characterize the local translation of these transcripts.
Ren, Pengyu
Pengyu Ren
Associate Professor

Richburg, John
ROBERTUS, JON D
Jon D Robertus
Professor

Biochemistry: Structural Biology, Protein Engineering, And Drug Design
Robinson, Gizelle
Gizelle M Robinson
Graduate Research Assistant

rossi, rachael
Rachael M Rossi
Graduate Research Assistant

ROUX, STANLEY J JR
RUSSELL, RICK
Rick Russell
Associate Professor

RNA Folding And Chaperone Proteins
SANDERS, BOB G
Bob G Sanders
Professor

SAWYER, SARA L
Sara L Sawyer
Assistant Professor

SESSLER, JONATHAN L
Jonathan L Sessler
Professor

Molecular Engineering
SHEAR, JASON B
Jason B Shear
Professor

SHUBEITA, GEORGE T
George T Shubeita
Assistant Professor

Experimental biophysics/cell physics; molecular motor proteins
SIEGEL, DIONICIO R
Dionicio R Siegel
Assistant Professor

Reaction Development, Natural Product Synthesis, And Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Product Synthesis And Regenerative Science
Stachowiak, Jeanne
Jeanne C Stachowiak
Assistant Professor

STEIN, DAVID S
David S Stein
Professor

Signal Transduction Pathways controlling Embryo Development
STEVENS, SCOTT W
Scott W Stevens
Associate Professor

Suggs, Laura
Laura J Suggs
Associate Professor

SULLIVAN, CHRISTOPHER S
Christopher S Sullivan
Associate Professor

Our lab aims to understand how DNA tumor viruses interact with host RNAi machineries to replicate, induce tumors, and cause pathogenesis.
SUNG, SIBUM
Sibum Sung
Associate Professor

SWINNEY, HARRY L
Harry L Swinney
Professor

Nonlinear dynamics; chaos; pattern formation; dynamics of internal gravity waves in the oceans and of growing bacterial colonies.
TRENT, MICHAEL S
TUCKER, Haley O
Haley Tucker
Professor

UPTON, JASON
Jason Upton
Assistant Professor

Programmed cell death in viral pathogenesis and disease
Vandenberg, Carla
Carla L Van Den Berg
Associate Professor

Vasquez, Karen
Vishwanath, Sriram
Sriram Vishwanath
Associate Professor

VOKES, STEVEN A
Steven A Vokes
Assistant Professor

Transcriptional and cis-regulatory mechanisms underlying Hedgehog signaling during embryonic development and cancer
WALKER, JAMES R
WALLINGFORD, JOHN B
John B Wallingford
Professor, Department Chair (Interim)

We combine in vivo imaging with systems biology to explore the cell biological basis of embryonic development
Wandelt, Jessica
WEBB, LAUREN J
Lauren J Webb
Assistant Professor

Physical Chemistry Of Biological Interfaces
WHITELEY, MARVIN
Whitman, Christian
WILKE, CLAUS O
Claus O Wilke
Professor

Computational evolutionary biology, Molecular evolution, Virus evolution
Wright, Casey
Casey W Wright
Assistant Professor

Wu, Ching Kai
Douglas
Graduate Research Assistant

ZAKON, HAROLD H
Harold H Zakon
Professor

The function, regulation, and evolution of voltage-dependent ion channels. The regulation of sodium and potassium channels by hormones.
ZEMELMAN, BORIS V.
Boris Zemelman
Assistant Professor

The role of hippocampal microcircuits in memory formation and recall.
Zhang, Xiaojing
ZHANG, YAN
Yan Zhang
Assistant Professor

Structural And Biophysical Studies Of Enzymes in Neuron Differentiation, Structure-Based Drug Design.