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.
Graduate Research AssistantDecipher anti-cancer drug mechanisms that function through DNA damage and chromatinSeema Agarwala
Associate ProfessorCellular and molecular bases of Neural Tube Closure and birth defectsAzat Akhmetov
Graduate Research AssistantNetwork biology, cellular modules and gene replacement.Richard W Aldrich
ProfessorHal S Alper
Associate ProfessorEric V Anslyn
Associate Dean, ProfessorRegulation And Organization Of Metabolic PathwaysNigel S Atkinson
ProfessorMolecular mechanisms underlying alcoholismChandrajit Bajaj
ProfessorBioinformatics and Computational Biology, Graphics and Visualization, Scientific ComputingAaron B Baker
Assistant ProfessorJeffrey E Barrick
Assistant ProfessorMicrobial experimental evolution and synthetic biologyAdela Ben-Yakar
Associate ProfessorHenry R Bose
Professor EmeritusR. Malcolm Brown Jr.
ProfessorKaren S Browning
Associate ProfessorMechanism And Regulation Of Eukaryotic Protein Synthesis. My research focuses on the initiation of protein synthesis in higher plants.James J Bull
ProfessorClarence S Chan
Associate ProfessorJeff Chen
ProfessorAaron R Conrado
Graduate Research Assistant, MBS GRAD GRADERDavid P Crews
ProfessorRichard M Crooks
ProfessorMaria A Croyle
ProfessorKevin N Dalby
ProfessorBryan W Davies
Assistant ProfessorArturo De Lozanne
Associate ProfessorMichael Drew
Assistant ProfessorTo understand how adult hippocampal neurogenesis influences learning and cognition.Jaquelin P Dudley
ProfessorMolecular biology and pathogenesis of retrovirusesJohann K Eberhart
Associate ProfessorLauren I Ehrlich
Assistant ProfessorThymocyte: stromal cell interactions in T cell development and T-ALLRon Elber
Assistant ProfessorWalter L Fast
Associate ProfessorIlya J Finkelstein
Assistant ProfessorBiophysical Studies Of Genome MaintenanceRichard H Finnell
ProfessorThe interaction between specific genes and environmental toxins as they influence normal embryonic development.Janice A Fischer
Professor, Academic Program Director, Extension InstructorGenetics of the ubiquitin pathway in DrosophilaGeorge Georgiou
Professor, Other University AffiliateNace L Golding
Associate ProfessorTo understand how sensory systems function and develop, using dendritic integration neurons regulate synaptic information.Fade Gong
Graduate Research AssistantDNA damage responseVernita Gordon
Assistant ProfessorExperimental biological physics; multicellular systems; the role of physics and spacial structure in developmental and evolutionary systems.Andrea C Gore
ProfessorMechanisms by which the brain controls reproductive development and aging; endocrine disruptors & the brainJeffrey M Gross
Associate Professor, Associate DirectorEye development and diseaseRobin Gutell
ProfessorComputational Molecular Biology and Evolution of RNAMarvin L Hackert
Associate Dean, ProfessorStructural Molecular Biology, Protein Crystallography, And BiochemistryMichael J Hammerling
VolunteerR A Harris
ProfessorInvestigating molecular mechanisms responsible for alcoholism and drug dependence.Rayna M Harris
Graduate Research AssistantSingle neuron gene expressionRasika M Harshey
ProfessorDNA transposition, Replicative repair, flagella motility and signaling, bacterial surface colonizationChristine V Hawkes