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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.

Meet MCB: Tim Bowers, Senior Academic Advisor

Senior academic advisor Tim Bowers has been with the School of MCB for 22 years. His advising interests include: First generation students Career Development Graduate School Students from small towns High school to college transition   Greek Life Pre-health advising He says a fun fact...

School of MCB ranked in "Degrees of the Future 2022" list

Gizmodo released its list of top-ranked "Degrees of the Future 2022" in August. The news outlet partnered with the independent market research provider Statista to identify the top universities within 25 disciplinary areas. 

In the Genes - Journeys

Plenty of students dream of going to medical school, but the process can be intimidating. How’s a student supposed to manage an intensive science degree on top of university staples like getting involved in clubs, making friends, and maybe even managing some research experience on the side? We sat...

MCB student-athletes earn Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors

The 2021-22 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar list was announced Thursday (July 14) by the conference office. Fighting Illini student-athletes, including three molecular and cellular biology students, earned 93 honors.

Meet MCB: Undergraduate researcher Neha Arun

MCB major Neha Arun shares her experiences working as an undergraduate researcher in Professor Collin Kieffer's lab in the Department of Microbiology, as well as a look at life outside the lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.