The Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology (ICMB) is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research Institute, whose goal is to promote cell and molecular biology research and education at the University of Texas at Austin. Full funding for ICMB began in September 1997 with the opening of the Louise and James Robert Moffett Molecular Biology Building (MBB). ICMB currently has more than 130 faculty members affiliated with the Colleges of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the Dell Medical School. ICMB faculty are broadly interdisciplinary with research areas including biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, molecular biology, molecular evolution, molecular genetics, microbiology, nanoscience, systems and synthetic biology, neurobiology, chemical biology, drug development, structural biology, biophysics, biodefense, nutrition, pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, bioinformatics, and computational biology. ICMB faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are highly interactive and engage in numerous interdisciplinary collaborations, a major strength compared to other cell and molecular biology programs. A strong component of research in ICMB is medically oriented, and major expansion of medically oriented faculty and research also took place with the opening of the new Dell Medical School on the UT Austin campus.
ICMB provides financial and administrative support for the university-wide graduate programs in Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Biochemistry, and Microbiology. ICMB also hosts a weekly interdisciplinary seminar series in Cell and Molecular Biology, with invited speakers from other leading universities and research institutes. We sponsor three endowed annual lectures, the Walter J. Burdette Distinguished Lecture in Molecular Genetics, the Paul D. Gottlieb lecture, which is organized and hosted by CMB graduate students, and the John Charles Sisson Memorial Lecture Series with the Department of Molecular Biosciences. These lecture series bring high profile scientists to The University of Texas campus. Additionally, an annual retreat for ICMB faculty, staff, and graduate students fosters interdepartmental interactions and collaborations.
This website introduces you to ICMB faculty and their research programs, the CMB, Biochemistry and Microbiology graduate programs, and our seminar series. Enjoy exploring and connect with us to learn more.