Research Facilities

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology occupies extensive, modern facilities that are generously equipped with a full range of instrumentation required for research in cellular, molecular, developmental, and endocrine biology. 

Special facilities include core laboratories for recombinant DNA research, histopathology, multiple tissue culture facilities, laser scanning confocal microscopy, high throughput fluorescent microscopy, deconvolution microscopy, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, computer facilities for structural/computational biology, baculovirus/monoclonal antibody production, large and small scale immunoisolation of protein complexes and viral vector production. 

A modern transgenic mouse facility provides state-of-the-art technology to generate transgenic and knockout mutant mouse models that are used by many faculty and students. The high level of cooperation among the various departments and Centers at Baylor College of Medicine and the institutions of the Houston scientific community provide access to additional facilities.

Areas of Research

Bioinformatics
Cancer Biology (Breast and Prostate)
Developmental Biology
Diabetes
Gene Expression
Gene Therapy
Hormone Action
Molecular Genetics
Neurobiology
Proteomics
Reproductive Biology
Stem Cell Biology
Translational Biology