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Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

The MCD subprogram encompasses approximately 60 laboratories across eight CUNY campuses using a wide variety of model organisms from microbes and invertebrates to mammals and plants. It features faculty working at the cutting edge of cancer mechanisms, biotechnology, signal transduction, gene regulation, genome integrity, cell structure, intracellular trafficking and development/dysfunction of the immune and nervous systems, among others. MCD graduates have completed their Ph.D. degree with strong records of productivity making them highly competitive for postdoctoral positions and fellowships. In addition, many MCD alumni now hold academic faculty posts and leadership positions in the biotechnology industry.

MCD subprogram Chair

Alicia Melendez

Associate Professor
Queens College

Phone: 718-997-4580

First-year MCD student celebration at year's end