Welcome to Dr. Renee Reijo Pera! The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience are pleased to welcome Dr. Renee Reijs Pera, an esteemed stem cell scientist (see a description of her research: http://stemcell.stanford.edu/about/Laboratories/reijopera/) from Stanford University to our department and to MSU. Dr. Riojas Pera will not only will serve as our new Vice President for Research, but will also establish a lab here and continue her research
The academic programs and scientific research interests in our department cover a wide range of topics, with special emphasis on cell biology, neurobiology, developmental biology, physiology, anatomy, biophysics and neuroinformatics. Together, faculty and students in our department study biological processes that span the continuum from single cells to the entire human body.
- Provide pre-professional undergraduate students with a foundation of biological knowledge that prepares them for pursuit of careers in medicine and medically-related fields, biotechnology, biological research, biology teaching, and other related professions.
- Provide MSU undergraduates with an understanding of basic biology sufficient to insure informed participation in society.
- Train, through our Ph.D. program, a new generation of biological scientists equipped to exploit advanced experimental and computational approaches to develop comprehensive understandings of complex biological systems.
- Develop, through research, new knowledge in several key areas of cell biology and neuroscience.
If you are considering a career in the biological or medical sciences, please explore our web site and please feel free to contact any of our faculty personally.