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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.
AGARWALA, SEEMA
Seema Agarwala
Associate Professor
Cellular and molecular bases of Neural Tube Closure and birth defects
512-232-4797
PAT 407
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ALDRICH, RICHARD W
Richard W Aldrich
Professor
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research II

Molecular mechanisms of ion channels and signaling molecules.
512-232-6246
NHB 4.504
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Alper, Hal
Hal S Alper
Professor
Cockrell Family Dean's Chair in Engineering Excellence | Z. D. Bonner Professorship of Chemical Engineering

512-471-4417
CPE 5.408
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ANSLYN, ERIC V
Eric V Anslyn
Professor
Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry | Distinguished Teaching Professor

512-471-0068
NHB 5.114A
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APPLING, DEAN R
Dean R Appling
Associate Dean, Professor
Lester J. Reed Professorship in Biochemistry

Regulation And Organization Of Metabolic Pathways
512-471-4796
WCH 3.128
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ATKINSON, NIGEL S
Nigel S Atkinson
Professor
Molecular mechanisms underlying alcoholism
512-232-3404
PAT 228
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BAJAJ, CHANDRAJIT L
Chandrajit L Bajaj
Professor, Core Faculty
CAM Chair in Visualization

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Graphics and Visualization, Scientific Computing
512-471-5133
POB
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Baker, Aaron
Aaron B Baker
Associate Professor
Marion E. Forsman Centennial Professorship in Engineering

BARRICK, JEFFREY E
Jeffrey E Barrick
Associate Professor
Lorene Morrow Kelley Professorship in Microbiology

Microbial experimental evolution and synthetic biology
512-471-3247
MBB 1.436
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Ben-Yaker, Adela
Adela Ben-Yakar
Professor
Harry L. Kent, Jr. Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

512-475-9280
ETC 7.132
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BITTNER, GEORGE D
George D Bittner
Professor
Cellular/molecular mechanisms of plasmalemmal repair and nerve regeneration.
512-471-5454
PAT 321
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BOSE, HENRY R
Henry R Bose
Professor Emeritus
Mary M. Betzner Morrow Centennial Chair in Microbiology

BROWN, RICHARD M JR
R. Malcolm Brown Jr.
Professor Emeritus
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair in Plant Cell Biology

BROWNING, KAREN S
Karen S Browning
Professor
Mechanism And Regulation Of Eukaryotic Protein Synthesis. My research focuses on the initiation of protein synthesis in higher plants.
512-471-4562
NMS 5.120
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BULL, JAMES J
James J Bull
Joseph J. & Jeanne M. Lagowski Regents Professor Emeritus in Molecular Bioscience
Joseph J. & Jeanne M. Lagowski Regents Professorship in Molecular Bioscience

CHAN, CLARENCE S
Clarence S Chan
Associate Professor
512-471-6860
NMS 2.304
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CHEN, Z. JEFFREY
Z. Jeffrey Chen
Professor
D. J. Sibley Centennial Professorship in Plant Molecular Genetics

Genomic and Epigenetic Bases of Polyploidy and Hybrid Vigor
512-475-9327
NMS 3.122
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CREWS, DAVID P
David P Crews
Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Zoology and Psychology, Professor
Ashbel Smith Professorship

CROOKS, RICHARD M
Richard M Crooks
Professor
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry (Materials Chemistry)

512-475-8674
NHB 5.112A
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Croyle, Maria
Maria A Croyle
Professor
Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Endowed Professorship in Pharmacy

512-471-1972
PHR 4.214D
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Dalby, Kevin
Kevin N Dalby
Professor, Research Service Core
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Professorship in Pharmacy

512-471-9267
BME 6.202B
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DAVIES, BRYAN W
Bryan W Davies
Associate Professor, Assistant Professor of Medical Education
512-471-5535
NMS 3.118
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DE LOZANNE, ARTURO
Arturo De Lozanne
Associate Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor

512-232-6100
PAT 241
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DREW, MICHAEL
Michael Drew
Associate Professor
Hippocampal memory, fear learning and extinction of fear memory, adult hippocampal neurogenesis
512-232-6367
NHB 3.132
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DUDLEY, JAQUELIN P
Jaquelin P Dudley
Professor, Professor of Oncology
Molecular biology and pathogenesis of retroviruses
512-471-8415
NMS 2.122
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EBERHART, JOHANN K
Johann K Eberhart
Associate Professor
512-232-8340
PAT 522
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EHRLICH, LAUREN I
Lauren I Ehrlich
Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Oncology
Thymocyte: stromal cell interactions in T cell development and T-ALL
512-471-7080
NMS 2.314
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ELBER, RON
Ron Elber
Professor, Core Faculty
W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Life Sciences and Biology

512-232-5415
POB 4.422
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ELLINGTON, ANDREW
Andrew Ellington
Professor
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Regents Chair in Molecular Biology | Wilson M. and Kathryn Fraser Research Professorship in Biochemistry

512-232-3424
MBB 3.424
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Fan, Donglei
Donglei Fan
Associate Professor
Robert and Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering

512-471-5874
ETC 9.154
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Fast, Walter
Walter L Fast
Professor, Division Head - Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
William I. Dismukes Fellowship in Pharmacy

512-232-4000
BME 6.202D
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FINKELSTEIN, ILYA J
Ilya J Finkelstein
Associate Professor
Biophysical Studies of Molecular Machines
512-471-1394
MBB 3.422
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Fischer, Janice
Janice A Fischer
Professor, Director, Academic Program
Genetics of the ubiquitin pathway in Drosophila
512-232-3690
NMS 2.312
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GEORGIOU, GEORGE
George Georgiou
Professor
Dula D. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering #2

512-471-6975
CPE 4.410
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Gjuka, Donjeta
Donjeta Gjuka
Graduate Student Fellow
I am interested in using protein engineering to enhance the immune system's response to disease.
GOLDING, NACE L
Nace L Golding
Professor, Director (Academic)
To understand how sensory systems function and develop
512-232-4888
NHB 3.342
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GORDON, VERNITA
Vernita Gordon
Associate Professor
Experimental biological physics; multicellular systems; the role of physics and spacial structure in developmental and evolutionary systems.
512-471-5187
RLM 14.206
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Gore, Andrea
Andrea C Gore
Professor
Mildred Hajek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Chair in Pharmacology, in Honor of Professor C. C. Albers

Mechanisms by which the brain controls reproductive development and aging; endocrine disruptors & the brain
512-471-3669
BME 3.510B
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GUTELL, ROBIN
Robin Gutell
Professor
Computational Molecular Biology and Evolution of RNA
512-232-4814
PAT 429
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HACKERT, MARVIN L
Marvin L Hackert
Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
William Shive Centennial Professorship in Biochemistry

512-232-3604
MAI 101
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HARRIS, R ADRON
R A Harris
Professor
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology

Investigating molecular mechanisms responsible for alcoholism and drug dependence.
512-232-2514
MBB 1.124
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HARSHEY, RASIKA M
Rasika M Harshey
Professor
DNA transposition, Replicative repair, flagella motility and signaling, bacterial surface colonization
512-471-5105
NMS 2.118
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Hawkes, Christine V
Christine V Hawkes
Adjunct Professor
Plant-microbe interactions, community ecology, ecosystem ecology
HERRIN, DAVID L
512-471-3843
PAI 2.24A
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HILLIS, DAVID M
David M Hillis
Professor
Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professorship in Natural Sciences

Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, and systematics
512-471-5661
PAT 132
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HOFFMAN, DAVID W
David W Hoffman
Associate Professor
Protein And Nucleic Acid Structure; NMR Spectroscopy
512-471-7859
NHB 4.128
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HOFMANN, JOHANN
Hans Hofmann
Professor
Neuromolecular and genomic basis of social behavior and its evolution
512-475-6754
PAT 319
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Holley, Jo-anne
Jo Anne C Holley
Assistant Professor of Practice
HUIBREGTSE, JON M
Jon M Huibregtse
Professor, Director (Academic)
512-232-7700
MBB 2.312
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HUQ, ENAMUL
Enamul Huq
Professor
Light signal transduction in plants witha a focus on mechanisms of light-regulated protein degradation and pre-mRNA splicing in Arabidopsis
512-471-9848
BIO 21B
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