Molecular biology undergraduates study diverse areas, such as gene regulation and structure, cellular organization, protein biochemistry and transport, developmental biology, neurobiology, immunology, virology, oncology, structural biology, biophysics, and bioinformatics. Students learn how the body (and other organisms) work — from how DNA determines body features and health to how bacteria and viruses compete with the immune system, how the brain functions, and the molecular basis and current treatments of cancers.

Most students go on to medical school or to graduate school. Others take positions in government and industry or study law or public health.


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