From Harvesting to Cell Manipulation
Cell Biology is a branch of biology that studies cells - the organelles they contain, their function, their physiological properties, their life cycle, the interactions with their environment etc. Cell Biology basic research can be divided into several subfields e.g. the study of cell metabolism, the study of cell genetics and the underlying regulatory mechanisms, the study of cell compartment structures, the study of cell cycle, division and death and the study of cell communication and signaling. Research in cell biology overlaps to a great extent with other areas of biology and chemistry, particularly genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology.