Announcements:

MCB Fall 2021 Advising Plans: MCB Advising will start fully remotely and be conducted through Google Hangouts/Zoom.

Continue to schedule your appointments on CalCentral and the advisor will create a virtual meeting link and add it to the calendar event. You can either pre-schedule your appointment or make a same-day appointment. Same-day appointments can be made starting at 8:00 AM, and up to 30 minutes in advance, for things like course planning, graduation checks, research, and most general questions.

MCB Peer advising will be remote for Fall 2021.

For Faculty Advising, please check the faculty advising page for updated information on availability.

-New transfer students interested in switching to the MCB section of Golden Bear Advising should complete this interest form. New transfers and freshmen are welcome to write to us or book an appointment to discuss the MCB major.

About the major:

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. 

There are five emphases in MCB:

Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyCell & Developmental BiologyGenetics, Genomics & DevelopmentImmunology & PathogenesisNeurobiology

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