Biochemistry and Biophysics are the foundation of all cellular processes and systems. Biochemical processes account for the functions of cellular building blocks, from nucleic acids and proteins to lipids and metabolites, and the formation of complex networks that make a cell or system work.
Development of metazoan organisms depends on precise cell-intrinsic controls of cell fate regulators, as well as complex intercellular communications and instructive cues from the extracellular matrices.
Underlying almost all modern approaches to biology, Genetics is both a fundamental method of inquiry and a discipline in its own right.
Microbes will be at the heart of the solutions to the world's most pressing problems: food, energy, health, and the environment. Princeton research is therefore heavily focused on microbiology, including studies of viruses, bacteria, and yeast.
The Graduate Program in Quantitative and Computational Biology (QCB) is intended to facilitate graduate education at Princeton at the interface of biology and the more quantitative sciences and computation.