The mission of MCB is to understand fundamental biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels across all domains of life. We accomplish this through research, classroom teaching, and laboratory training directed at promoting the intellectual curiosity and critical thinking of individuals at all career levels including undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research staff members, and faculty.


  • MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Jeremy Rotty
    Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM BPB 130 Jeremy Rotty, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Uniformed Services University Host: Ken Campellone Join us at 3:15 in the BPB lobby for refreshments, Seminar begins at 3:30 "Context-dependent regulation of the actin cytoskeleton influences macrophage function” Dr. Rotty obtained a Bachelor’s […]
    Posted on September 21, 2022
  • New Leadership in MCB
    Dr. Carolyn Teschke has accepted the role of MCB department head and will serve in that position for the next five years.  She is joined in the new administrative structure by Dr. Victoria Robinson, who will serve as Associate head for Graduate Research and Education, and Dr. Daniel Gage, who will serve as Associate head […]
    Posted on September 9, 2022
  • New Publications from Klassen and Milligan-McClellan Labs
    Milligan-McClellan KC, Dundore-Arias JP, Klassen JL, Shade A, Kinkel LL, and Wolfe BE. Deciphering the Microbiome: Integrating Theory, New Technologies, and Inclusive Science. 2022 mSystems Green EA and Klassen JL. Trachymyrmex septentrionalis Ant Microbiome Assembly Is Unique to Individual Colonies and Castes. mSphere 7:00989-21
    Posted on September 9, 2022
  • MCB PSM/PM Orientation
    The MCB Professional Science Master's Program held their Fall Orientation on Thursday, 9/1. The event went well with all students enthusiastic and energetic. Best wishes for a great year!!
    Posted on September 8, 2022

News Archive

Fall 2023 MCB PhD Application Deadline: November 15, 2022

Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 27 MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Jeremy Rotty3:30pm
  2. Sep 28 G & G Journal Club11:15am
  3. Sep 28 NSF GRFP: Developing a Research Statement Plan 3:00pm
  4. Sep 28 PNB Seminar Series - Dr. Michelle Monette4:00pm
  5. Sep 30 MCB Research in Progress Seminar: Wyatt and Rua12:20pm
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Recent Publications

Deciphering the Microbiome: Integrating Theory, New Technologies, and Inclusive Science

Trachymyrmex septentrionalis Ant Microbiome Is Unique to Individual Colonies and Castes

Associations of Mitochondrial Function, Stress, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Early Life: A systematic review.
Dev Neurosci

The 3D genome landscape: Diverse chromosomal interactions and their functional implications
Front. Cell Dev. Biol.

Structure-activity relationships of mitochondria-targeted tetrapeptide pharmacological compounds

Over-expression of wild-type ACVR1 in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva mice rescues perinatal lethality and inhibits heterotopic ossification
J. Bone Miner. Res.

Enrichment of Non-B-Form DNA at D. melanogaster Centromeres

Thousands of small, novel genes predicted in global phage genomes
Cell Rep.

Representative Publications