Scientist at microscope

The Department of Molecular Biosciences offers an exciting research and training environment characterized by:

  • top-notch research performed by outstanding faculty, staff and students
  • an extensive schedule of seminars by both NU and outside faculty
  • collaborative research centers with programs centered on a research field
  • integrated teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students
  • state-of-the art research facilities
  • excellent departmental staff to assist in all aspects research administration
  • internal and external support for research funding 

Faculty research in the department is supported by over $15 million in sponsored funds and includes research at the forefront of several fields including:

  • biochemistry
  • cell and molecular biology
  • structural biology
  • biophysics
  • hormone action and signal transduction
  • genetics and developmental biology