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

          • Apr 23 - CBS Graduate Student Symposium; register by Apr. 16
          • Apr 21 - Careers in Biology Day - for grad students in CBS
          • Apr 1 - Dr. Lindsay Eltis will give the final seminar in this semester's Distinguished Speaker Series.  MACN 113 at 1pm. Everyone is welcome. Coffee, tee and timbits available
        • Mar 28 - CBS student associations (BIOC, MBG & MICRO) applauded for their collaborative efforts. Congratulations!
        • Mar 23 - New VP Research will join MCB as a faculty member. Welcome aboard Dr. Malcolm Campbell!
        • Mar 22 - MCB students win pancake competition at College Royal
        • Mar 20 - Congratulations to Ph.D. candidates Alison Berezuk and Vero Taylor as co-recipients of this year's Phillips Scholarship. They will present their seminars later this summer (date tba)

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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!