Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (CMBB)
FAU’s Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (CMBB) has linked FAU with other institutions and industries in the field by coordinating research and training programs in molecular biology and biotechnology. The CMBB continues to grow, keeping FAU competitive in the biological sciences and preparing versatile graduates for careers in medicine, basic research or industry.
CMBB is to establish both undergraduate and graduate curricula in molecular biology, biotechnology and chemical education. In order to accomplish this, courses are now offered in molecular biology, cell biology, molecular genetics, molecular virology, neuroscience and biotechnology among others. Laboratory exposure to all of the techniques related to recombinant DNA technology and protein structure and function are available as part of the courses or in special laboratory courses designed to make the student familiar with modern techniques in these areas. Initiatives in chemical education are being supported by CMBB in collaboration with other departments in the College of Science. A certificate in biotechnology is offered to undergraduates and this program has been highly successful. A Professional Science Masters Program (PSM) has been approved in collaboration with the College of Business. The PSM is intended for students with a science background who want to be trained in the business aspects of the biotechnology industry. The CMBB initiated a journal club for students and has sponsored a seminar program since its inception. The seminar program has made it possible to bring outstanding scientists in various areas of biomedical science to the campus for short periods of time. These scientists not only stimulate both students and staff, but also give visibility to the Center and the University.
Contact the CMBB at 561-799-8322.