Cell biologists are studying the inner workings of the cell from protein structure to dynamics and trafficking to how organs are formed. We use molecular genetics to manipulate proteins in cells and microscopy, mass spectrometry, mathematical modeling and other analytical platforms to understand cellular function.
Explore the labs of Biology faculty who focus their research in cell biology:
Bloom, Kerry S.
Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor
623 Fordham Hall
205 Coker Hall (Chair)
Research interests: Molecular Biology; Chromosome and Spindle Dynamics
Research interests: Regulation of fat metabolism during development, aging, and disease
Duronio, Robert J.
Professor & Department Chair
Director of the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences
3350 Genome Sciences Building
Research interests: Epigenetic control of the cell cycle during animal development
Research interests: Genetics of gene regulation in complex traits; Computational genomics; Chromatin biology; Crohn's disease; Environmental toxicogenomics
C341 LSRC, 308 Research Drive, Duke University
Research interests: Cytoskeleton dynamics, biophysical cell biology, cytoplasm organization
James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor
616 Fordham Hall
Research interests: Cell Biology of Development, Evolution of Development, Tolerance of Extremes
Jones, Alan M.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
312 Coker Hall
Research interests: Signal Perception and the Regulation of Growth and Development
Maddox, Amy Shaub
Associate Chair, Academic Affairs
408 Fordham Hall
Research interests: Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Cell Division
3352 Genome Sciences Building
Research interests: RNA Processing: Biogenesis of Small Ribonucleoproteins in Health and Disease
McKay, Daniel J.
Associate Professor, Biology Department and Genetics Department
3358 Genome Sciences Building
Research interests: Developmental Genomics
Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor
521 Fordham Hall
Research interests: Cell adhesion, signal transduction, and cytoskeletal regulation in development and disease
Research interests: Cell Biology of the Cytoskeleton, Cell Migration, and Morphogenesis
Salmon, Edward D.
Research Professor (Retired James Larkin and Iona Mae Ballou Distinguished Professor)
608 Fordham Hall
Research interests: Microscopy, Microtubule Assembly, Microtubule Motors, and The Mechanism of Chromosome Movement
2159 Genome Sciences Building
Research interests: Crosstalk between immune and nervous systems; macrophages and microglia; immune activation and inflammation; vertebrate development
Associate Chair, Diversity & Inclusion
402 Fordham Hall
Research interests: Cytoskeletal Structure and Dynamics
Research interests: Nuclear division in yeast: cell cycle control; microtubule motor proteins and the cytoskeleton.