Alumni & Friends
The MCB family
As an Illinois and MCB graduate, not only are you are part of an excellent academic tradition, you’re part of a global, loyal, and supportive family. No matter where you go, chances are there's a fellow Illini nearby, ready to answer your call of “ILL-.” As you go out and change the world, keep in touch. We love hearing from alumni!
Make a gift
Your support can truly make an impact. Consider providing support for the following initiatives.
- Scholarships and fellowships for outstanding undergraduate students, such as the BEST Scholarship and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).
- Graduate fellowships to attract and retain our dedicated and creative PhD students
- Named chairs, professorships, and professorial scholars to recruit and retain world-renowned faculty
- Visiting lectures
- Outreach programs
Connect with our inspiring students
Stay in touch
The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology sends an e-newsletter to alumni and friends four times a year and some of our department mail print newsletters to alumni.
Your alumni community
When the School of MCB was formally created in 2000, some units changed their names and others joined us from the School of Chemical Sciences. Whether you are a recent graduate or a friend of the School of MCB, one of its four departments (Biochemistry, Cell & Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology), the biophysics program, the PhD in Neuroscience program, or one of the predecessor units, you are a critically important part of our school's heritage. All MCB alumni and friends are an important part of our school, and we invite you to connect with our current students and faculty and with each other.