Research Overview

Department of Cell Biology faculty study a wide variety of aspects of cellular function under normal conditions and in disease. Active areas of research include protein trafficking through subcellular organelles, cellular stress response, mitochondrial function in health and disease, cell-cell interactions and signaling pathways involved in development and tissue homeostasis, nervous system function, stem cell biology, immune response and cancer.

Subcellular Organelles and Intracellular
Stress Response

Neurons and the Nervous System

Cell Matrix Interactions and Signaling in
Tissue Development, Homeostasis and Cancer

Developmental Genetics



Faculty member labs located in the Medical Science Building and Skirball Institute.