The Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) is one of three academic units within the College of Biological Science (CBS). It was established in 2005 by combining the former departments of Microbiology and Molecular Biology & Genetics, including biochemists from Chemistry & Biochemistry and faculty from Botany. You will find MCB in the Science Complex.
News and Events
- May 29 - Phillips Award Recipients, Laura New and Lisa Willis, will deliver seminars on their research in ALEX 100 @10am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Congratulations Laura & Lisa!
- May 16 - Fascination of Plants Day 2013; Mathur lab participates in highschool outreach event (event poster)
- May 8 - Bacterial research with Ph.D. student Lisa Willis (Advisor: Dr. Chris Whitfield) may lead to new antibiotic
- May 8 - Prof. Raymond J. Turner, University of Calgary, to present seminar. (Host: Prof. John Dawson) All welcome to attend.
- Apr 25 - 9th Annual CBS Graduate Student Symposium more
The Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) provides a stimulating environment to pursue graduate or undergraduate studies in the molecular biosciences. Our 42 faculty members direct research programs that involve multidisciplinary approaches to address novel biological questions at the level of organization of molecules to cells. Research in MCB spans a range of important eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, and addresses fundamental and applied research problems. The Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program offers attractive opportunities for graduate studies leading to Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees. Some of our faculty members also participate in interdisciplinary graduate programs in Aquaculture, Biophysics, Neuroscience and Toxicology. Currently, faculty members supervise more than 120 graduate students. The Department is home to the undergraduate B.Sc. Majors in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology and Genetics. The Biochemistry and Microbiology majors both offer a co-op option. More than 400 undergraduate students are currently enrolled in these programs and they are exposed to a wide range of courses offering in-depth training and hands-on experience in the molecular biosciences. Welcome to our website!