Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences

Explore the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences 

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS) at the University of New Hampshire offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs that reflect our strengths in biochemistry and cell biology, genomics, microbiology, and the biomedical sciences. We are also expanding interdisciplinary collaborations within and outside the university to develop new initiatives in the areas of environmental science, computational biology, and translational medicine.

Several MCBS faculty have received awards at both the university and national levels, including awards for excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring.

At the undergraduate level, experiential, hands-on learning is at the core of our teaching mission. In addition to upper-level laboratory courses, many of our students engage in independent research projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor and/or participate in meaningful internships with area employers.

Our graduate programs include 39 faculty representing the following research areas:  host-microbe interactions; genome evolution, environmental genomics and molecular ecology; structural biology and proteomics; environmental microbiology; and signal transduction. Our graduate students are fully supported by teaching and/or research assistantships.

 

  • An Education that Spans Three Colleges at UNH
    If you are curious about how to balance the demands of one major and two minors that are all in different colleges at UNH, ask Matthew Rich ’19.
    An Education that Spans Three Colleges at UNH
    If you are curious about how to balance the demands of one major and two minors that are all in different colleges at UNH, ask Matthew Rich ’19.
  • Marble Scholar and Model of Perseverance
    Katie Anderson ’20 was recently awarded the prestigious Charles F. Marble Scholarship — the first Biomedical Science: Medical Laboratory Science major to achieve the honor — and joined COLSA's growing cohort of Marble Scholars.
    Marble Scholar and Model of Perseverance
    Katie Anderson ’20 was recently awarded the prestigious Charles F. Marble Scholarship — the first Biomedical Science: Medical Laboratory Science major to achieve the honor — and joined COLSA's growing cohort of Marble Scholars.
  • Returning to School to Help Others
    Samantha Leef ’19 came to UNH to earn a second undergraduate degree, this time in Biomedical Science: Medical Microbiology.
    Returning to School to Help Others
    Samantha Leef ’19 came to UNH to earn a second undergraduate degree, this time in Biomedical Science: Medical Microbiology.
  • From Freshman Struggles Comes a Confident and Driven Senior
    Alexis Maillet ’19 has wanted to be a doctor for as long as she can remember. Now the biomedical science: medical and veterinary sciences major from New Ipswich, New Hampshire is on her way.
    From Freshman Struggles Comes a Confident and Driven Senior
    Alexis Maillet ’19 has wanted to be a doctor for as long as she can remember. Now the biomedical science: medical and veterinary sciences major from New Ipswich, New Hampshire is on her way.
  • A Dedicated Educator Has Her Dream Job
    Find out why this clinical assistant professor says that there is nothing she'd rather be doing than teaching medical laboratory science and helping students fulfill their potenial.
    A Dedicated Educator Has Her Dream Job
    Find out why this clinical assistant professor says that there is nothing she'd rather be doing than teaching medical laboratory science and helping students fulfill their potenial.

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