Molecular & Cellular Biology

Revealing the secrets of nature & educating next generation of science innovators



  • What can poo do for you? MCB student Scott Daniel presented his research at the Arizona Grad Slam

    July 22, 2016
    MCB Ph.D. student Scott Daniel talked at the Arizona 3-Minute Grad Slam, a statewide competition for graduate students to present their research in 3 minutes. Scott's talk was entitled “What can poo do for you?” -- about saving colon cancer patients' lives with the beneficial bacteria in our faecal matter. See his presentation here. Read More
  • Vip Sitaraman, MCB graduate at 18, became the youngest to raise venture capital funding in the U.S.

    May 21, 2016
    Vip Sitaraman, MCB graduate at the age of 18, shelved his plans for medical school when his entrepreneurial side couldn't be contained any longer, and his most recent endeavor has made him the youngest person in the U.S. to raise venture capital funding. See UA news here. Read More
  • MCB graduate David Maestas featured in UANews

    May 21, 2016
    May graduate David Maestas had a difficult time imagining himself as a graduate student, but that was before joining the UA's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium, which Maria Teresa Velez helped establish. After graduating, he joins a cell and tissue engineering laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. See UANews here for more details. Read More
  • 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