The Ph.D. program in Molecular and Cell Biology (MOCB) is a relatively new graduate program that has been instituted across three campuses of the University of Maryland. The MOCB program at UMBC is comprised of approximately 40 active research faculty members drawn from three UMBC departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) and scientists from the Center of Marine Biotechnology, and offers a truly interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art educational experience for those desiring advanced training in molecular and cellular biology. The faculty research includes gene regulation; DNA structure and replication; cell structure, development and differentiation; structural biochemistry; pathogenic mechanisms; stress responses; bioprocessing; enzyme mechanisms; transposable elements; biochemical engineering; microbiology; plant and marine biology; and transgenic research. A separate M.S. in Applied Molecular Biology is offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC.