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Read article: Friday Feature: Undergraduate Researcher Shashank Hirani
Friday Feature: Undergraduate Researcher Shashank Hirani
This summer we're profiling recipients of summer undergraduate research fellowships to learn about their academic interests and glance into their daily lives as...
Read article: With, not on: Reimagining autism in research
With, not on: Reimagining autism in research
In the past six months, Laura Hetrick has spoken to more researchers than she has in her last 14 years at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “The last thing an autistic person wants to hear is, ‘You need to talk...

Read article: In the News: MCB educator on the potential of new 3D brain tissue map
In the News: MCB educator on the potential of new 3D brain tissue map
Fluorescently colored and reminiscent of a pin art toy, a new 3D map that illuminates the intricate wiring within brain tissue could provide exciting opportunities for researchers and students, according to a neuroscience educator in the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology. In a recent...
Read article: Five Minutes With: Medical writer Christina Rosenberger (PhD, '16, cell and developmental biology)
Five Minutes With: Medical writer Christina Rosenberger (PhD, '16, cell and developmental biology)
In this new series of interviews with members of the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology community, we chat with Christina Rosenberger (PhD, 2016, cell and developmental biology), a medical writer and clinical research specialist with the National Cancer Institute's...
Read article: New antibiotic kills pathogenic bacteria, spares healthy gut microbes
New antibiotic kills pathogenic bacteria, spares healthy gut microbes
Researchers have developed a new antibiotic that reduced or eliminated drug-resistant bacterial infections in mouse models of acute pneumonia and sepsis while sparing healthy microbes in the mouse gut. The drug, called lolamicin, also warded off secondary infections with Clostridioides...
Read article: Nelson named 2024 Researcher to Know
Nelson named 2024 Researcher to Know
The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is proud to announce that Erik Nelson has been named a 2024 Researcher to Know by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition.  Researchers to Know are selected by university partners...
Read article: New study highlights need for cell-type-specific therapies in treatment of HIV
New study highlights need for cell-type-specific therapies in treatment of HIV
Researchers from the University of Illinois have demonstrated the importance of cell-type-specific targeting in the treatment of HIV. Their findings, published in PNAS, are one of the first to examine the differential or cell-type...
Read article: Biochemist Steve Sligar elected to National Academy of Sciences
Biochemist Steve Sligar elected to National Academy of Sciences
Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors, including biochemist Steve Sligar, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of a scientist's highest professional...
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How will you change the world?

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Innovative education

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Our mission is to empower students. In MCB you will receive a rigorous education and you can tailor a curriculum according to your passions. Our alumni have become physicians, researchers at top-tier institutions, and business leaders. They've launched biotechnology start-ups and founded free healthcare clinics. They are changing the world. You can, too.

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A community of collaborators

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Impactful research

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We are at the forefront of life-changing biomedical research. Combatting infectious diseases like the novel coronavirus and influenza. Uncovering insights into neurological and metabolic disorders. Developing new treatments for diseases such as breast cancer. New and exciting research programs are being developed in neuroscience, immunology, microbial sciences, developmental biology, mechanobiology, and much more. Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates are all part of the MCB research community.

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Commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

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Diversity within the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology drives the innovation that keeps our research at the forefront of scientific discovery. However, we recognize that societal, academic, and structural barriers have often kept talented individuals out of our community. We are committed to eliminating these barriers and supporting students and scientists of all backgrounds.

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