Welcome

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

Mike Rust was featured in an article that was also picked up by NOVA. https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/biological-sciences-articles/2018/november/twitter-use-influenced-by-social-schedules

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/track-social-jet-lag-twitter


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.


(News archives)


Administrative Information
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MGCB THURSDAY EVENTS:
WINTER/SPRING 2019

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

1/10/19
JOURNAL CLUB - Desai, *CLSC 119

1/17/19
Arshad Desai
, Ludwig Cancer Research

1/24/19
JOURNAL CLUB - Kuhlman, *CLSC 119

1/31/19
Thomas Kuhlman
, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

2/7/19
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Alex Ruthenburg, University of Chicago

2/14/19
MGCB Student Talks, University of Chicago

2/21/19
JOURNAL CLUB - Blythe, *CLSC 119

2/28/19
Shelby Blythe
, Northwestern University

3/7/19
JOURNAL CLUB - Griffin, *CLSC 119

3/14/19
Erik Griffin, Dartmouth College

4/2/19
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Guy Tanentzapf, University of British Columbia

4/11/19
JOURNAL CLUB - Rosenblatt, *CLSC 119

4/18/19
Jody Rosenblatt, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

5/2/19
JOURNAL CLUB - Haselkorn, *CLSC 119

5/8/19
Haselkorn Scientific Seminar

5/9/19
Haselkorn Lecture:
David Baker, Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington, *BSLC 109

5/30/19
JOURNAL CLUB - Shi, *CLSC 119

6/6/19
Songhai Shi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

6/14/19
SPECIAL SEMINAR
Eric Wieschaus, Princeton University

For more information about MGCB Thursdays CLICK HERE.

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