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KU Molecular Biosciences

We are an interdisciplinary group of faculty who perform cutting edge research in a wide range of areas including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, microbiology, virology, neurobiology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

Department News

Late Spring 2024 Travel Award Recipients

Molecular Biosciences students receive Travel Awards in Spring 2024

Study reveals same genes that can drive cancer also guide neural-circuit growth

In new research appearing in PLOS ONE, a KU professor of molecular biosciences and colleagues have added new specifics to the role oncogene Src plays in our biology, showing the gene is required for normal development of the nervous system. “It’s like the steering wheel of the axon that guides the…

Researchers in US, Ukraine simulate cell activity at ‘breathtaking’ timescales

A partnership between scientists at the University of Kansas and collaborators in Europe, including war-torn Ukraine, will result in computer models of biological cells likely to hasten health breakthroughs by simulating molecular interactions inside cells with near experimental accuracy at vastly…

MB Faculty Awarded a New Faculty Research Development Grant

Rosana Ferreira was awarded a Spring 2024 New Faculty Research Development Award by the KU Office of Research.

Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program

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.

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Undergraduate Biology Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We sponsor several undergraduate degrees covering a variety of current topics in the life sciences, from single molecules, to cells, development, and disease. Find more information regarding our majors.

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