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  • MCB Nominee Dr. Libor Grubhoffer to be Awarded Honorary Degree

    April 26, 2016
     A parasitologist and biochemist, Libor Grubhoffer has an international reputation of excellence in his fields and extensive history of collaboration and partnership with the University of Arizona (UA). As past rector (president) of the University of South Bohemia – located in in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic – a position he held from 2012 - 2016, Grubhoffer helped establish programs that internationalize university students' education and strengthens cooperation between his university, other universities, and the Czech Academy of Sciences Institutes. That spirit of collaboration began in 1...Read More
  • Billy Joe Varney Winner Hope Dang Surprised During Lab Meeting

    April 21, 2016
    Hope Dang, an Assistant Staff Scientist in the Fares lab at MCB, was honored with the Billy Joe Varney Award for Excellence that recognizes outstanding performance by dedicated and committed employees who have been employed at the UofA for at least 15 years. The surprise award came during a lab meeting (see pictures here). Congratulations, Hope!Read More
  • MCB, Law, and Limelight on the World Poker Stage

    April 19, 2016
    by Kelly Minkin When I enrolled at the University of Arizona for undergrad, I had my heart set on medical school.  I scrolled through the science majors and asked my then boyfriend’s dad, who was a general surgeon, what would be the best undergraduate degree to prepare for medical school.  He said, “Well pre-med would be your best bet.”  We searched through the majors and saw that there was no “pre-med” major.  His next recommendation was Molecular and Cellular Biology – so that’s what I chose.  I found MCB to be an incredibly rigorous and competitive major, and noticed that I was surrounded...Read More
  • Former MCB PhD Student Eric Brooks Receives Grant for STEM Teacher Training

    April 13, 2016
    Eric Brooks, a former MCB PhD student and currently education instructor at Cochise College, is one of the three investigators of a $1.4M grant from National Science Foundation to traing students to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics along the U.S.-Mexico border. See the UA News here.Read More
  • Professors Serio and Laney Wrote in US News & World Report about the Importance of Basic Research

    February 23, 2016
    In today's US News & World Report, MCB professors Tricia Serio and Jeffrey Laney wrote "To Cure Cancer, Start Simply", highligting that to invest in basic research now lays the foundation for future cancer breakthroughs, in response to President Obama's "moonshot" plan to cure cancer in his State of the Union address last month.Read More