Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology

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.
  • Proteomics Facility: The Proteomics Facility provides a variety of proteomics analyses, as well as related protein support services. 
  • 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.
Agarwal, Poonam
Poonam Agarwal
Graduate Research Assistant

Decipher anti-cancer drug mechanisms that function through DNA damage and chromatin
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
Associate Professor

ANSLYN, ERIC V
Eric V Anslyn
Professor

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
Henry R Bose
Professor Emeritus

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

conrado, aaron
Aaron R Conrado
Graduate Research Assistant

CREWS, DAVID P
David P Crews
Professor

CROOKS, RICHARD M
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
Associate 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

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
FINNELL, RICHARD H
Richard H Finnell
Professor

The interaction between specific genes and environmental toxins as they influence normal embryonic development.
Fischer, Janice
Janice A Fischer
Professor, Academic Program Director, Extension Instructor

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.
Gore, Andrea
Andrea C Gore
Professor

Mechanisms by which the brain controls reproductive development and aging; endocrine disruptors & the brain
GOTTLIEB, ELLEN
GROSS, JEFFREY M
Jeffrey M Gross


Eye development and disease
GUTELL, ROBIN
Robin Gutell
Professor

Computational Molecular Biology and Evolution of RNA
HACKERT, MARVIN L
Marvin L Hackert
Dean (Interim), Professor

Structural Molecular Biology, Protein Crystallography, And Biochemistry
Hammerling, Michael
HARRIS, R ADRON
R A Harris
Professor

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

Single neuron gene expression
HARSHEY, RASIKA M
Rasika M Harshey
Professor

DNA transposition, Replicative repair, flagella motility and signaling, bacterial surface colonization
HAWKES, CHRISTINE V
Christine V Hawkes
Associate Professor