Discovery of new knowledge by the performance of scientific research is the primary mission of the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Craniofacial Biology.
In 1997 research awards in the department totaled less than $300,000. During 2008, direct costs in the department, representing awarded research dollars reached into the millions.
The department presents a recognizable research profile and identity, that makes a clear contribution to the strategic missions of both the School of Dentistry and the University of Louisville. .
The department is also home of the University of Louisville Birth Defects Center.