The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler :: Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology

What We Do in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Research Activities

The Department faculty is committed to research that will further our understanding of chronic and acute lung injury, innate and acquired immunity, coagulation and fibrinolysis, extracellular matrix biology and cancer cell biology. With our colleagues in CPIDC and the Department of Microbiology we also bring expertise to the study of the biology of infectious lung diseases including mycobacterial disease and influenza. Our research emphasizes basic and translational science as well as the development of therapeutic interventions. The department is interdisciplinary with faculty appointments in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and medicine. The faculty publishes 40-50 articles annually in scientific journals and is supported by extramural funding predominately from the National Institutes of Health. For more information about individual faculty and their research programs, please access their web pages by clicking on "Our Investigators".

Teaching Activities

At any one time, the Departmental faculty is training approximately 25 post-doctoral fellows and several faculty members are involved in the Master of Science in Biotechnology program which includes lectures, labs and the mentoring of student thesis projects.

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