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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.

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.

Meet MCB: Maaz's Day in the Life

Join Maaz Haji as he describes one of his last days as an undergraduate student at the U of I. Maaz graduated in May with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. Watch his story here

Meet MCB: Undergraduate student awarded Boren Scholarship

Three students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been awarded David L. Boren Scholarships, including MCB major Brendan Rattin. The National Security Education Program selects students to add international and language components to their education by studying overseas in world...

Student start-up targeting anemia testing wins support from iVenture Accelerator

A new start-up led by a Carle Illinois College of Medicine student aimed at developing a saliva-based method to check for iron deficiency anemia has been selected for the University of Illinois’ iVenture Accelerator program this summer. The start-up called Ferritiva — founded by Carle Illinois...

10 Illinois students, including MCB majors, selected as Mayo Clinic's 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, Mayo Clinic invites around 180 undergraduates from across the nation to participate in their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, this 10-week program gives undergraduates a chance to work at the...