The Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling at WFU brings together researchers from the life, physical, computational, and mathematical sciences as multidisciplinary teams to identify mechanisms by which molecular signals allow communication between and within cells.
- Center members participate in groups with shared approaches to study molecular signaling. These four research areas are Computational Modeling of Signaling Networks, Imaging of Signaling Events, Chemical and Structural Biology of Signaling Proteins, and Mechanobiological Signaling.
- Collaborative research groups allow exploration of a range a signaling questions using interdisciplinary approaches. The center supports development of infrastructure and acquisition of sophisticated instrumentation needed for this research.
- Molecular signaling faculty at WFU study a diverse range of organisms including established model organisms such as Drosophila, E. coli and Arabidopsis, but also focus on humans and unique models, such as honey bees and human blood cells. Our interests range from genetic and genomic to protein function, and organismal physiology and our home departments include Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Endocrinology, Health and Exercise Science, Internal Medicine, Mathematics, and Physics.
- As teacher-scholars, center faculty are committed to educating future researchers in the area of molecular signaling. Graduate education and undergraduate research are central to center activities.