Founded in 1986, the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology has a broad and interdisciplinary research program and offers courses at the cutting edge of a wide range of molecular biosciences.

The Department has graduate and undergraduate programs in four major areas of concentration: Cell Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Microbiology; and Structural Biology and Biophysics. The department today houses two undergraduate majors (MCB and Structural Biology and Biophysics), four Ph.D-granting programs and three Professional Master's Programs. There are 42 faculty members, 14 staff members, approximately 124 graduate students, and over 500 undergrad majors.

METRIC NUMBERS
Graduate MCB Majors 124
     Ph.D. Students 94
     MS Students 8
     PSM Students 22
 Undergraduate MCB Majors 572
 Biology Majors 1340
 University Scholars in MCB 9
 Honors Students Working in Labs 60
MCB 2000+ Level Credit Hours 16,512
MCB Graduate Level Credit Hours 2,244
Total Expenditure Research Grants 5,304,157