Alumni and Friends

trees on main quad Whether you are a recent graduate or a friend of the School of MCB, one of its four departments, the programs in biophysics and neuroscience, or one of the predecessor units to these, you are a critically important part of our school's heritage and we want to hear from you! MCB alumni and friends are an important part of our school, one which we hope can become active and closely connected with our current students and faculty.

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. 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. Please share your news with us and update your contact information.

I look forward to hearing from you,
— Milan K. Bagchi, Director

Giving Opportunities

To learn more about investing in the future of our students, faculty, research, and more, please contact Ashley Nagele. Ashley works directly with alumni from the school and its departments on how they can have a lasting impact, whether that is by creating a planned or deferred gift or supporting our annual funds. Such opportunities may include:

  • Providing financial support for undergraduate students, including BEST and SURF scholarships
  • Funding graduate fellowships to attract and retain our outstanding PhD students
  • Sponsoring lectures or outreach programs
  • Funding named chairs, professorships and professorial scholars to recruit and retain world-renowned faculty

Ashley Nagele, Assistant Director of Development
LAS Office of Advancement
(217) 300-1699

Volunteer Opportunities

Faculty, staff, and students in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology are collaborative by nature. We love connecting with alumni and friends, and there are many opportunities to do so, such as mentoring undergraduate students or serving as a guest judge at a student research symposium. Please email and we will connect you with the appropriate person.

MCB News

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MCB Magazine

Contact the MCB Communications Office to receive our e-newsletter or get print copies of our yearly MCB magazine, a full-color magazine with in-depth stories about research, teaching, and faculty in MCB.

College of LAS Alumni & Friends

MCB is the largest unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! Explore LAS alumni opportunities and events at the college web site.

University of Illinois Alumni Association

Connect with over 550,000 alums from all three Illinois campuses.