New! MCB Colloquia

Starting in Fall 2018, explore exciting topics in small-group discussions with faculty who are experts in the field.

MCB 195B Genomic Medicine Colloquium (1 unit)
Students will explore the impacts of genomics on medicine, learn how to succeed in university-level biology courses, and explore career opportunities related to molecular biology and genomics. This is a first-year colloquium course. Topics will include big data biology, precision cancer treatment, personalized genomics, and ethics.
Dr. Ryan Gutenkunst
Offered in the Fall
 
MCB 195D Teaching and Learning in Molecular and Cellular Biology (1 unit)
Students will investigate the process of learning, drawing from examples of learning topics in molecular and cellular biology. This introduction will provide student with tools they will need to succeed in university-level biology courses. In addition, students will explore career opportunities for teaching and communicating science that are available to people with degrees in molecular and cellular biology.
Dr. Molly Bolger
Offered in the Fall
 
MCB 195G The Molecular Biology of Food (1 unit)
This course is intended to teach students about how food is produced, how we obtain the nutrients we need, and how technology via molecular biology underlies studies of nutrition and can transform how we will grow food in the future. Students will also explore the basics of cell and molecular biology, learn how to succeed in university-level biology courses, and explore career opportunities available to people with degrees in molecular and cellular biology.
Dr. Frans Tax
Offered in the Fall
 
MCB 195I MCB Boot Camp  (1 unit)
In MCB Boot Camp students will explore the basics of cell and molecular biology, learn how to succeed in university-level biology courses, and explore career opportunities available to people with degrees in molecular and cellular biology.  This course is appropriate for students who are interested in life science or health-related careers but have not taken a biology course in the past three years.
Dr. Lisa Rezende
Offered in the Fall
 
MCB 295A Immunotherapy Colloquium  (1 unit)
   Second year course
Students will explore the current state of the art in immuno-oncology: the therapeutic approach designed to activate a patient's own immune system against cancer. This approach has recently garnered significant excitement as previously incurable cancers are seeing remarkable remissions. The course will provide a brief overview of cancer and the immune system, with a focus on the novel treatments.
Dr. Joyce Schroeder
Offered in the Spring
 
MCB 295B Seeing Is Believing: Imaging Modalities in Molecular and Cellular Biology (1 unit)
    Second year course
Students will explore current research and career opportunities in molecular and cellular biology.  The focus of this colloquium is on key and recent discoveries as well as scientific insights into cell and molecular biology that were made using imaging approaches such as microscopy. This course is appropriate for students who have recently added or are interested in adding a molecular and cellular biology major. This is a second-year colloquium course that will highlight the interdisciplinarity and applicability of cell and molecular biology concepts in a wide range of careers.
Dr. Daniela Zarnescu