Genomics-2018 Genomics is an area within genetics that concerns the sequencing and analysis of an organism’s genome. Genomics also involves the study of Molecular Biology, intragenomic processes such as epistasis, heterosis and pleiotropy as well as the interactions between loci and alleles within the genome. The fields of molecular biology and genetics are mainly concerned with the study of the role and function of single genes, a major topic in today’s biomedical research. By contrast, genomics does not involve single gene research unless the purpose is to understand a single gene’s effects in context of the entire genome
The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) has 22 faculty that combine molecular, biochemical, genetic, structural and cell biological approaches to study a diverse array of fundamental biological problems. Current areas of study include understanding the role of chromatin in transcriptional regulation, RNA processing, DNA replication and transposition, protein folding and molecular recognition, circadian rhythm, signal transduction, cell cycle control, cell death and development. The faculty are members of the School of Arts and Sciences and located in the Nelson Biological laboratories, Waksman Institute, and the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) on Busch Campus.