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For two Illinois undergraduates, HERE is the latest stop on their path to advancing health equity

An MCB major is one of the first two students to participate in the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance’s new Health Equity Research Experience at Mayo Clinic (HERE), a pilot program for Illinois undergraduate students interested in conducting health equity research in a biomedical setting.

MCB alumna offered Fulbright award

13 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates, including an alumna from the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six...

School of MCB Celebrates Class of 2023

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology will celebrate the Class of 2023 with a convocation ceremony on Sunday, May 14, at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM (CST) and is expected to conclude around 10:30. 

Beckman Institute announces 2023 fellowship, award recipients

Twelve students have been selected to receive 2023 Beckman Institute fellowships and awards. The awards, which fund interdisciplinary research that takes place over the summer, will be celebrated at a poster session on July 28, 2023.

Diana Brown Named 2023 Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award Recipient

Illinois setter Diana Brown was named one of two recipients for the Big Ten Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award, the conference office announced Wednesday. Brown, who majored in molecular and cellular biology, was awarded a $10,000 postgraduate scholarship for her achievements in academics, athletics,...

MCB celebrates students who participated in new Merit Mentoring & Professional Network course

Students and mentors with the new course, LAS 199 MPN: Merit Mentoring & Professional Network, celebrated their accomplishments at an event at the Illini Union in late December. The class brings together highly motivated students in their majors; connects them with professional development...

School of MCB celebrates undergraduate student achievements

The School of MCB is proud to recognize research and academic achievements of its undergraduate students. The following December 2022 graduates earned Highest Distinction for Research in the School of MCB: Emma Ibanez, PI: Dr. Justin Rhodes The following students earned...

Meet MCB: Undergraduate researcher Jay Sonalkar

MCB major Jay Sonalkar was the 2022 recipient of the Tom and Cynthia Cycyota Research Scholarship. He answered a Q&A about his undergraduate research experience for the 2022 annual CDB newsletter.

Meet MCB: Renee Alt, instructor

MCB instructor Renee Alt has been with the School of MCB for 17 years. She is an instructor for MCB 101 and course coordinator for MCB 300 and 301. Did you know: Alt grew up on a farm in Gibson City, Illinois. She was a music/voice minor in college. She loves the game of softball. She knows...

MCB teachers ranked as excellent by students in Spring 2022

More than 30 MCB teachers and teaching assistants were recognized by their students in the Spring 2022 semester for excellence in instruction.