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One of the great strengths of the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is how 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 to empower students. Our alumni, corporate partners, and friends who provide financial support are crucial partners in helping to accelerate these achievements.

Dr. Kris Jenner endows professorship to honor his undergraduate mentor Professor Stephen G. Sligar; Susan A. Martinis is named to new School of Molecular and Cellular Biology professorship

To recognize the importance of faculty contributions to science and education and to acknowledge Dr. Sligar’s mentorship, Dr. Jenner created the Stephen G. Sligar professorship in 2016. The Investiture was held on October 28, 2016 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Professor Milan Bagchi named Deborah Paul Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology is honored to announce that Professor Milan Bagchi, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, has been named the Deborah Paul Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. An official investiture ceremony was held in the fall semester of 2016.

Professor David Shapiro Named Eugene Howe Scholar in Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry and the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology congratulate Professor David Shapiro, who has been named the Eugene Howe Scholar in Biochemistry.

In Memoriam: Lowell P. Hager

"Lowell created an environment where creativity was fostered, scientific standards were high and doing science was fun. He left his mark on the department that remains to this day."

Roger Adams Lab Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday October 9th to celebrate the completion of phase one of the renovations of historic university building Roger Adams Laboratory. These upgrades, sponsored by the campus and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, took two years and $8 million to complete,...

Meet MCB: Philip A. Sharp, PhD

The Department of Biochemistry will sponsor a special seminar September 14 by Professor Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, Nobel Laureate, and Institute Professor at the Center for Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At noon that day in Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium, Professor Sharp...

Deborah Paul Creates Endowment at UIUC for AIDS Research

Deborah Paul (M.S. biology 1979) was one of the first AIDS researchers to develop a method for detecting HIV in the blood.

Announcing Two New Endowed Chairs

The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology has received a generous gift from George and Tamara Mitchell of Sidney, Illinois, to create two endowed chairs in the Department of Biochemistry.

MCB Selected for New 'Scope

With the support of a major grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology has been selected as one of only a dozen laboratories worldwide to receive a prototype OMX Applied Precision microscopy system.

In Memoriam: Edwin Goldberg, M.D. (1923-2009)

Edwin E. Goldberg, 85, passed away on April 25, 2009 in Bonita Springs with his loving wife, Jeanne by his side.