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.
-Office Closed: We will be closed all day Monday, February 20 for President's Day. Wednesday, February 22 we will be closed in the morning due to an all staff meeting.
-Electives Updated: For students who declared or will be declaring Fall 16 and beyond, Public Health 142 and Stats 131A are now approved for students who haven't taken Math 10A/B, Stats 2, or 20 to fulfill an elective for BMB track 1, GGD tracks 1&2, CDB track 2 and Neuro students.
-CalCentral Appointments: Please note that 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 adivsing hours.
MAJOR DECLARATION: Major declarations are currently open for the Spring 2017 semester. Information about declaring the MCB major can be found on the Major Declaration webpage. Major declaration occurs in the fall or spring semesters only. **NOTE: advisors will not be available to meet for declaration until Tuesday, January 17 and after.**
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.
MCB COMMENCEMENT 2017: The annual MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9-11a in the Hearst Greek Theatre. Details about last year's ceremony can be found on the commencement webpage.