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The Department of Molecular Biosciences sponsors several undergraduate degrees supported by the Undergraduate Biology Program covering a variety of current topics in the life sciences, from single molecules to whole ecosystems.  Please use the navigation below to find more information regarding our majors.


Degrees offered:

Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program

Our graduate program in life sciences research is designed to provide world-class training in both the classroom and research laboratory to prepare students for the next stage of their careers.  Our three Ph.D. programs in Biochemistry & Biophysics, Microbiology, and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology emphasize training in research, teaching and the development of tools required to become an independent researcher. 


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Dr. Liang Xu recently published a manuscript: Wu X, Lan L, Wilson DM, Marquez RT, Tsao W-C, Gao P, Roy A, Turner B, McDonald P, Tunge JA, Rogers SA, Dixon DA, Aube J, and Xu L. Identification and validation of novel small molecule disruptors of HuR-mRNA interaction. ACS Chem Biol 2015 [Epub ahead of print] http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cb500851u
Identification and Validation of Novel Small Molecule Disruptors of HuR-mRNA Interaction - ACS...
HuR, an RNA binding protein, binds to adenine- and uridine-rich elements (ARE) in the 3′-untranslated region (UTR) of target mRNAs, regulating their stability and translation. HuR is highly abundant in many types of cancer, and it promotes tumorigenesis by interacting with cancer-associated mRNAs, w…