MCB Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (MCB) is a truly interdisciplinary, interdepartmental Program that offers students of superior ability and motivation excellent preparation for a career that includes research in biological and medical sciences. The Program draws faculty trainers from: five departments within the Program in Biology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Molecular Microbiology and Immunology; Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology; and Neuroscience); four departments within Alpert Medical School Brown Medical School (Medicine; Pathology; Orthopaedics and Pediatrics), and from the Chemistry, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics departments.  

2015 MCB Grad returns to speak to current students

Heather Bennett, PhD, an MCB alum, spoke to current graduate students, giving tips on finding a postdoc position and making the most of it.  Heather is completing the second year of a three year IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) Fellowship.  When she completes the Fellowship next year, she will  begin a tenure track faculty position at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.





Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates!

  • Matthew Booker, Ph.D.                    
  • Steven Criscione, Ph.D.
  • Timothy Erick, Ph.D.
  • Tara Fresques, Ph.D.
  • Takahiro Ito, Ph.D.
  • Brian Jones, Ph.D.
  • Abbie Maguire, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer Urban, Ph.D.
  • John Urban, Ph.D.
  • Leo Kadota, Sc.M.
  • Audrey Lee, Sc.M.

Congratulations to Shawn Williams and Sarah Kaptur, NSF Honorable Mention recipients!




Highlighted Student Publication

Allison TaggartAllison TaggartAllison Taggart recently published a paper in Genome Research based on her thesis research in the lab of Dr. William Fairbrother.

Taggart AJ, Lin CL, Shrestha B, Heintzelman C, Kim S, Fairbrother WG. (2017) Large-scale analysis of branchpoint usage across species and cell lines. Genome Res 27:639-649.

Professor Alison DeLong and third year grad student Will Jordan represented the MCB Graduate Program at the national ABRCMS conference in Tampa, Florida.   

L to R: Tracey Cronin, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; Alison DeLong, MCB; Anita Zimmerman, MPPB; Andrew Campbell, Dean of the Gradaute School; Marlina Duncan, Associate Director of the Graduate School; Will Jordan, MCB 3rd year graduate student.