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MCB student-athletes named to the Big Ten Conference's Academic All-Big Ten team.

Several student-athletes majoring in molecular and cellular biology have been named to the Big Ten Conference’s Academic All-Big Ten team.

MCB course instructor named "Most Valuable Professor" of Women's Gymnastics athletes

MCB course instructor and coordinator Jennifer Joesting was celebrated by the Women's Gymnastics team for her leadership during the Fall 2021 semester.

MCB team identifies compound with potent antiseizure effects

Researchers studying epileptic seizures of the temporal lobe – the most common type of epilepsy – discovered a compound that reduces seizures in the hippocampus, a brain region where many such seizures originate. The compound, known as TC-2153, lessened the severity of seizures in mice. The...

Campustown bartender to Napa Valley winemaker

Biology alumnus Christopher Carpenter taps into the science of winemaking in the latest article for the LAS@Work series.

PhD candidate in molecular & integrative physiology named finalist for Research Live! Showcase

A graduate student in the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology competed in the Illinois Graduate College's Research Live! Showcase at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.

Decoding Life with MCB: Decoy Proteins

Life is extraordinary. So is the work we do. In a brand new podcast, Decoding Life with MCB, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign explores the impact of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni in each episode.

Mobilization of vitamin B12 transporters alters competitive dynamics in human gut microbe

Researchers at the University of Illinois shed new light on the process surrounding the transport of vitamin B12, a type of large corrinoid molecules. Their findings on how the mobilization of B12 transporters alters the competitive dynamics in a human gut microbe are published in the journal Cell...

Taboo Buster: Nicole Williams works to improve women’s reproductive health through education and new treatment options

Nicole Williams is founder and CEO of the Gynecology Institute of Chicago. The institute provides services to 20,000 patients, combining alternative and traditional medicine and offering techniques ranging from acupuncture to a leading-edge, minimally invasive procedure for treating fibroids, which...

School of MCB statement on crisis in Ukraine

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is deeply concerned about the crisis in Ukraine and our hearts go out to Ukrainian students, scholars, and everyone affected by the Russian invasion. We understand that members of our community may be feeling anxious and fearful. We want to express our...

Meet MCB: Microbiology professor Paola Mera

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute spotlights microbiology assistant professor Paola Mera and shares how she discovered her passion for research. Mera's research aims at filling the gaps in knowledge to control the life cycle of bacteria so that they can design better ways to enhance...