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 Summerlee Science Complex.

News and Events

        • Sept 18 - Bake sale fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation nets $683.20! Thanks MCB, and the Jones Lab for the tasty treats!
        • Sept 11 - Seminar with Dr. Richard Brown, Dalhousie University.
        • Aug 29 - Professor Anthony Clarke's varied career offers good advice for students
        • Aug 26 - Dr. Danielle Visschedyk (former student of Dr. Merrill and now Research Scientist at Custom Biologics) and her local team recently won the Nationals for Ultimate Frisbee (mixed)
        • Aug 25 - Seminar with Dr. Jose Cuestra-Seijo, Carlsberg Laboratory in Denmark
        • Aug 14 - 8th Annual CBS Undergraduate Poster Day - SCHEDULE another success. Thanks to Dr. Nina Jones and her lab members for organizing.
        • Aug 13 - MCB Department Soccer Game - check out more details and events on the MCB Grad Student Council Facebook Page

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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!