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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.


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MGCB News


Korey Brownstein has been selected as a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program award!


Steve Kron is receiving the Francis Straus Mentorship Award.


Congratulations to Dan Semlow (CMB and Staley Lab alum) for his new faculty position at Caltech.


Prof. Heng-Chi Lee is featured in the Faculty Spotlight.


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.


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Administrative Information
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MGCB THURSDAY EVENTS:

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

10/17/2019
Student/Postdoc Talks

10/24/2019
GCB Department Social, *CLSC 119

11/7/2019
Marcus Kronforst, University of Chicago

11/14/2019
JOURNAL CLUB - Li & Sanbonmatsu, *CLSC 119

11/18/2019
Adrian Moore,
RIKEN Center for Brain Science, *CLSC 119

11/21/2019
Xin Li, University of Rochester Medical Center

12/5/2019
MGCB HOLIDAY PARTY, *GCIS Atrium

12/12/2019
Karissa Sanbonmatsu
, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1/16/2020
JOURNAL CLUBCampbell, *CLSC 119

1/23/2020
Elizabeth Campbell
, Rockefeller University

1/30/2020
MGCB Department Social, *CLSC 119

2/13/2020
JOURNAL CLUBLackner, *CLSC 119

2/20/2019
Laura Lackner, Northwestern University

2/27/2020
MGCB Student/Postdoc Talks

3/5/2020
JOURNAL CLUB - Hurley, *CLSC 119

3/12/2020
Jennifer Hurley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4/2/2020
MGCB Faculty Talk: Jon Staley

4/9/2020
JOURNAL CLUB - Ori-McKenney, *CLSC 119

4/16/2020
Kassandra Ori-McKenney, UC Davis

4/23/2020
JOURNAL CLUB - HASELKORN SPEAKER, *CLSC 119

4/28/2020
HASELKORN SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR #2

4/29/2020
HASELKORN SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR #1, *TBD

4/30/2020
HASELKORN SPEAKER: Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University, *BSLC 109

5/7/2020
MGCB Department Social, *CLSC 119

5/14/2020
JOURNAL CLUB - Merrikh, *CLSC 119

5/21/2020
Houra Merrikh, Vanderbuilt University

6/11/2020
JOURNAL CLUB - TBD, *CLSC 119

6/18/2020
Speaker TBD

For more information about MGCB Thursdays CLICK HERE.

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