Department of Molecular Biology

The Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital is comprised of 12 active laboratories that conduct cutting-edge basic genetic and molecular biological research.

Mass General’s Department of Molecular Biology

The Department of Molecular Biology is part of Mass General’s research community as well as the Division of Medical Sciences at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The department is comprised of 12 active laboratories and approximately 170 people, including 11 distinguished faculty and more than 85 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. It is also a major component of the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, where most Molecular Biology faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students have concurrent appointments in genetics.

Molecular Biology occupies more than 44,000 square feet of the newly-constructed, state-of-the-art Richard B. Simches Research Center on Mass General’s main campus.

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