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
- cellular structure and function
- yeast genetics
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.
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
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.
MGCB THURSDAY EVENTS:
All seminars are on Thursdays at 4pm in CLSC 101 (*unless indicated).
JOURNAL CLUB - Desai, *CLSC 119
Arshad Desai, Ludwig Cancer Research
JOURNAL CLUB - Kuhlman, *CLSC 119
Thomas Kuhlman, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
Sandy Simon, Rockefeller University
MGCB Student Talks, University of Chicago
JOURNAL CLUB - Blythe, *CLSC 119
Shelby Blythe, Northwestern University
Alex Ruthenburg, University of Chicago,
*NOTE DAY: Wednesday, 4:00pm, CLSC 101
JOURNAL CLUB - Griffin, *CLSC 119
Erik Griffin, Dartmouth College
Guy Tanentzapf, University of British Columbia
JOURNAL CLUB - Rosenblatt, *CLSC 119
Jody Rosenblatt, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
JOURNAL CLUB - Haselkorn, *CLSC 119
Haselkorn Scientific Seminar
David Baker, Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington, *BSLC 109
JOURNAL CLUB - Shi, *CLSC 119
Songhai Shi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
For more information about MGCB Thursdays CLICK HERE.
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