The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology's research programs include projects aimed at determining the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for both normal cell functions and the dysfunctions of diseased cells.
Funding and Collaboration
For the past several years the department has ranked in the top ten of its kind with respect to NIH funding. Several department faculty are members of NIH Program Project Grants that provide funding to bring together scientists from other institutions in the Chicago area and throughout the US. These scientists combine resources and expertise to solve complex cell biological problems such as the causes of neurodegenerative disease and the structure, function and regulation of the cytoskeleton.
Find out more about our research via the following links.
Find out about the facilities at which we conduct our research
- Areas of Research
Explore our areas of research and connect with faculty, staff and student researchers
- Center for Advanced Microscopy / Nikon Imaging Center
Learn more about the state-of-the-art imaging instruments enabling our study of biological processes at the whole animal, tissue, cellular, and subcellular levels