The major in Cell and Molecular Biology is designed for students interested in exploring the features and activities of cells, genes, and biomolecules - the most fundamental constituents of all living things. Some are attracted by a desire to elucidate new biological principles, whereas others are more interested in applying molecular principles and methods to solve practical problems facing medicine and biotechnology.
An important feature of this major program is the personal attention given to students by the faculty. We value and seek to encourage close student-faculty interactions. All of our lecture courses are taught by Ph.D. instructors who are full-time members of the CMB Department Faculty.
At Tulane, we believe that teaching and research go hand in hand. We are proud that Tulane University holds the highest Carnegie Research Classification placing it among the top 2% for research, which means that our faculty is extremely competitive, productive, and successful in research. Basic research is a strength of the CMB Department, and we strongly encourage our undergraduate majors to participate in independent research projects under the direction of one of our internationally recognized faculty. This sets Tulane apart from other research-intensive schools, as our high level of student-faculty interaction is unusual for a top research institution.