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Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Cellular Dynamics and Function

Name Email Phone Room
Charles  Cunningham (703) 292-2283  E12479  
Matthew  J. Buechner 703-292-4675  E12467  
Steven  Clouse (703) 292-8440  Offsite  
Richard  J. Cyr (703) 292-8400  offsite  


Apply to NSF 18-585

The cluster seeks theory-driven investigations of diverse cellular and subcellular systems. Research proposals are encouraged that use multidisciplinary physical, chemical, mathematical and computational approaches to provide novel techniques and integrative insight into fundamental cellular functions. Innovative proposal using plants, microbes, and nontraditional model species are encouraged. Proposals that rely heavily on descriptive approaches are given lower priority.

The cluster encourages proposals in the following areas:

  • Predictive understanding of the behavior of living cells through integration of modeling and experimentation.
  • Evolutionary approaches to understanding the rules governing cellular functions.
  • Integration of function with emerging cellular properties across broad spatiotemporal scales, including ideas that consider cellular organization from the standpoint of soft condensed matter are encouraged.