The Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology currently has more than 136 faculty members affiliated with 12 different departments in the Colleges of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Pharmacy. 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.