UMD Department Researchers
The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics is a dynamic and interactive department actively engaged in research, teaching and service. The mission of the Department is to generate and disseminate knowledge on molecular mechanisms underlying the functioning of cells, which are the fundamental units of life.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland blends chemistry and biochemistry with focus in nanoscience on biomaterials, which resonates with a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers in the biological sciences, engineering and physics. Grounded in traditional subfields (analytical, bio-, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry), research in the department extends from biophysics and catalysis to environmental and nuclear chemistry, and onto computational and theoretical chemistry.
Entomology is the scientific study of insects. The Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland maintains the historical focus on insects and their relatives, but the Department's interests also span a diversity of subdisciplines, including ecology, aquatic biology, molecular and developmental biology, genetics, biological control of insects and weeds, systematics, evolutionary biology, integrated pest management, toxicology, and insect pathology.
Plant Sciences combines basic science courses with applied technical classes to prepare students for the many and varied careers in this growing field. Landscape Architects lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our built and natural environments.
At the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland, we are dedicated to protecting and improving the health of the people and animals of Maryland, the United States, and the global community. In addition to an extensive curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students covering a wide range of topics, including virology, bacteriology, immunology, epidemiology, and vaccinology, our department offers outstanding extension and continuing education programs.
The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland is the home of an emerging academic discipline, exciting interdisciplinary degree programs, and faculty and students who want to make a difference in human health care through education, research, and invention. We have a view of the human condition that is unlike many bioengineering and biomedical engineering departments in the country. Our thoughts and ideas are grounded first in biology. Our faculty and students think about biological systems: how they work, how they function, and how they interact with their environments. They think about how nature organizes information and materials into molecules, cells, tissues, organisms and ecosystems that sense and respond to physical and chemical cues. They try to understand processes that go astray, like those involved in disease. Armed with this knowledge, they use engineering principles to develop new technologies and devices that will change lives and improve human health throughout the world.
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