About Our Department

Welcome from the Chair

Karl Munger

Welcome to the Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology. Our faculty, fellows, and students explore basic mechanisms that underlie the pathobiology of disease. We investigate questions relating to neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment, neuro-epigenetics, structural biochemistry, ophthalmology, virology, infectious diseases, and cancer. We are united by our passion for discovery and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion that fosters excellence in research, mentorship, and teaching.

Karl Munger, Dorothy Todd Bishop Research Professor and Chair of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology

Our Research

Our faculty lead 21 research groups focused on signaling in development and disease. We also focus on structural biology and structure-based drug design and development.

Our labs provide a strong setting for training of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Learn more about the research being conducted in DMCB.

Contact Us

Our research labs are located at 150 Harrison Avenue on the Boston campus in the Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences.

Our administrative staff are located at 136 Harrison Avenue in the M&V Wing of the Biomedical Research and Public Health Building.

Jaime Wallace
Director, Basic Sciences Administration