Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology

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The Department of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology was formed on July 1, 2013 to integrate the traditional studies of developmental and molecular biology with the innovation of chemical biology to facilitate fundamental understanding of disease processes as well as the development of novel therapeutics. One area of focus is signal transduction mechanisms in development and disease, especially in cancer. Structural biology and structure-based drug development is a second area of strength.

Our department supports the Tufts NMR Center, the Structural and Chemical Biology Research Group and the Small Animal Imaging Core.

The faculty of our department participate actively in PhD education. Members of our faculty participate in the following Sackler School PhD Programs:

Molecular Oncology Research Institute

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Many faculty are active participants in the Tufts Cancer Center and interact with cancer researchers at MORI and Tufts MC.

Sackler School PhD Programs

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Our faculty participate in graduate training through the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.