In the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
We work together to achieve extraordinary things. MCB scientists and scientists-in-training are propelling foundational and translational research. Instructors are constantly innovating to provide a rigorous education and empower students. Our alumni, corporate partners, and friends who provide financial support are crucial partners in helping to accelerate these achievements.
We are committed
To recruiting talented undergraduates, helping cover their tuition costs and funding research fellowships.
To recruiting and funding motivated graduate students and providing them with outstanding mentorship.
To recruiting and supporting bold, creative, and collaborative faculty.
To offering top-notch laboratory and teaching spaces.
Ways to give
There are many different ways to give, and we are committed to partnering with you on this gift-giving journey so you can make the most efficient, personally satisfying, and financially advantageous decision for you and your family.
Gifts to the school’s annual fund, or to one of the annual funds of our four departments, have an immediate impact on our students, faculty, and programs. Examples include scholarships (including the BEST Scholar program) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, graduate fellowships, faculty scholars, and much more.
Your gift could be doubled, tripled, or possibly quadrupled through your company's matching gift program.
Major gifts & estate gifts
When you give to the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology and its outstanding departments, you make an impact on the future of our students and faculty. We are grateful to so many of you who continue to generously invest in us and ensure our excellence in teaching, learning, research, and outreach.
School of MCB Professorial Scholars
The School of MCB Professorial Scholar enables alumni, corporate partners, and friends to celebrate and support the work of recently-tenured faculty who lead promising research programs and have been recognized for outstanding teaching and mentoring. Providing these academic leaders with ready, expendable funds gives them the flexibility to pursue a novel research idea or swiftly address a programmatic need without slowing the pace of progress. Examples of these leading initiatives within the school include:
- Cancer biology, cancer immunology, and metastasis
- Neuronal circuits; neurological diseases, such as epilepsy and anorexia nervosa; neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's; the role of neuroinflammatory response in diseases
- Metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease Developmental biology, stem cells, and tissue regeneration
- High-resolution structural analysis of macromolecules (proteins and RNA) Placental dysfunctions and reproductive disorders
- Emerging viruses and antibiotic-resistant bacteria
- Microbial ecology and evolution
By funding a professorial scholar in the School of MCB, you not only empower talented faculty and advance research, you help build a scholarly community rich with learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
If you are interested in discussing major gifts or estate giving opportunities, please contact
Ryan Pea, Director of Development
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Office of Advancement
103 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801