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The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology - MGCB - operates within the Division of Biological Sciences. Its faculty investigate molecular aspects of biological phenomena that operate on a cellular scale. The Department currently represents research on a wide range of biological problems and systems - its internationally recognized strengths include:

- invertebrate and vertebrate development
- plant development and plant pathogen interactions
- molecular biology
- immunology
- microbiology
- cellular structure and function
- yeast genetics

The department administers the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate program in the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Training Program Cluster. The cluster combines five programs: Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Human Genetics (HG), Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology (GGSB), and Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology (DRSB). MGCB also plays key roles in the undergraduate biology curricula at the University.

 

MGCB News

Please welcome David Pincus, who joined the Department of MGCB as an Assistant Professor October 1, 2018.


David Pincus from the Whitehead Institute at MIT has accepted an offer to start as an Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and in the Institute for the Physics of Evolving Matter. He studies protein homeostasis.


Congratulations to Mike Rust who recently published in Nature Communications and in eLife. See also a commentary in UChicago News.


Congratulations to a CMB student Cody Hernandez in Jonathan Staley's lab who received a 2018 HHMI/Gilliam Award.


Congratulations to Jean Greenberg who was awarded a 2018 Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists.


Congratulations to CMB student DeQuantarius Speed of Jean Greenberg's lab who received 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship.


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MGCB THURSDAY EVENTS:
WINTER/SPRING 2018

All seminars are on Thursdays at 4pm in CLSC 101 (*unless indicated).

1/11/18
CMB Student Talks

1/29/18
SPECIAL SEMINAR
David Pincus, Whitehead Institute
"The Awesome Power of Heat Shock Factor"

2/5/18
JOURNAL CLUB - Lehmann, *CLSC 119

2/5/18
SPECIAL SEMINAR
David Garcia, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Cellular memories of a stressful past: encoding by epigenetic regulation of RNA and other mechanisms"

2/8/18
Ruth Lehmann, New York University

2/12/18
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Huiaying Zhang, University of Pennsylvania
"Opotogenetic control of liquid condensation in biology and disease"

2/22/18
JOURNAL CLUB - Ambros, *CLSC 119

2/26/18
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Fengzhu Xiong, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
"Mechanical Coordination of Tissue Morphogenesis during Embryonic Development"

3/1/18
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Josh Modell, Rockefeller University
"Host and phage determinants of CRISPR-Cas acquired immunity"

3/5/18
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Ankur Jain, University of California, San Francisco
"RNA Aggregation in Neurodegenerative Disease"

3/8/18
Victor Ambros, UMass Worcester

3/12/18
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Erin L Davies, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
"Regulation of potency and regenerative potential in vivo"

3/15/18
JOURNAL CLUB - Fernandez-Gonzalez, *CLSC 119

3/29/18
Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzales, University of Toronto

4/12/18
JOURNAL CLUB - Fromme, *CLSC 119

4/19/18
Chris Fromme, Cornell University

4/26/18
JOURNAL CLUB - Doudna, *CLSC 119

5/2/18
Haselkorn Research Seminar:
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, UC Berkeley

5/3/18
Haselkorn Lecture:
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, UC Berkeley, *BSLC 109

5/7/18
Ron Vale, PhD, UC San Francisco

5/10/18
SEMINAR, TBD

5/17/18
SEMINAR, TBD

6/7/18
JOURNAL CLUB - Barna, *CLSC 119

6/14/18
Maria Barna, PhD, Stanford University

For more information about MGCB Thursdays CLICK HERE.

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