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

        • Nov 28 - MCB is once again participating in the Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington's Adopt-A-Family Program
        • Nov 19 - Dr. Jayne Danska seminar: "The Causal Web of Autoimmunity: Genes, Sex and the Microbiome". To be held in RICH 2529 at 12 noon. All welcome to attend
        • Nov 17 - CBS Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented this year to co-recipients: Paula Russell, Jaspreet Kaur and Enoka Wijekoon; and Wendy Keenleyside. See the 2014 CBS Annual Recognition Event poster for more details. Congratulations to all!
        • Nov 12 - MCB raises $802 for the United Way at 10th Annual Raffle. A big THANKS to everyone who generously donated items, volunteered their time and bought tickets!
        • Ongoing - MCB GSC (Grad Student Council) is bursting with activity! Check it out on Facebook

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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!