The undergraduate major in Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) focuses on the study of molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. This covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, such as biochemistry, microbiology, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, cell physiology, cell anatomy, immunology, and neurobiology. The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, annelids, arthropods, and mollusks, to fish, amphibia and mammals.
The MCB Advising Office will be closed on the following dates:
- May 18 for MCB Commencement
- May 22-24 for UC Academic Advising Conference
- May 29-30 for Memorial Day weekend
- CalCentral Appointments: MCB Advising does NOT use the appointment system on CalCentral. You do not need to make an appointment to see either Clara or Katie, just come to 3060 VLSB during drop-in advising hours.
MCB Commencement 2017: The annual MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9-11am in the Hearst Greek Theatre. Registration, ticket, and ceremony information can be found on the commencement webpage.
MCB Transcript: The latest edition of the MCB Transcript is out! Online version is live -- meet new faculty, learn how we're tracking and tweaking things in the brain, and catch up on all the latest Molecular and Cell Biology news.