Molecular and Cellular Biology, MCB (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics) University of Guelph


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

        • Apr 28 - CBS Graduate Student Symposium
        • Apri 25 - Guest speaker, Dr. David Collings, University of Canterbury. SCIE 2315 at 9am. Everyone is invited to attend!
        • Apr 22 - CBS Careers in Biology Day for Graduate Students
        • Apr 11 - Congratulations to NSERC and CIHR graduate student award recipients - Claire Martin, Howard Teresinski and Steven Huszczynski
        • Apr 11 - Congratulations to MCB faculty who received NSERC grants (discovery/equipment), as announced on March 31st
        • Apr 11 - Youai Hao (Lam lab) has been awarded one-year renewal of her postdoctoral fellowship from Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Congratulations Youai!
          • Apr 7 - Recent undergraduate award recipients (2014). Congratulations to Bridget Fritz, Jacob Van Vloten, Amir Ala Roshdieh, Monica Williamson, Meagan Armstrong and Laren Datema! (photos)
        • Apr 4 - Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe and Prof. Joe Lam among six
          U of G recipients to receive Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) funding. Congratulations!

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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!