Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences

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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.

 

  • Doctoral Candidate Wins Graduate Student Teaching Award
    Jennifer (Jenny) Calawa is a doctoral student in microbiology. She recently won a Graduate Student Teaching Award — one of only two PhD candidates to win this university-wide competition. The award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including enthusiasm for...
    Doctoral Candidate Wins Graduate Student Teaching Award
    Jennifer (Jenny) Calawa is a doctoral student in microbiology. She recently won a Graduate Student Teaching Award — one of only two PhD candidates to win this university-wide competition. The award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including enthusiasm for...
  • New Challenge Brings New Opportunity
    Kaley Jean ’21 is a genetics major and Classics minor from Merrimack, NH who is working as a a clinical lab assistant in UNH's COVID testing lab. "While a pandemic isn’t the best way to end my undergraduate career," she says, "I think helping others is."
    New Challenge Brings New Opportunity
    Kaley Jean ’21 is a genetics major and Classics minor from Merrimack, NH who is working as a a clinical lab assistant in UNH's COVID testing lab. "While a pandemic isn’t the best way to end my undergraduate career," she says, "I think helping others is."
  • Part of the Solution
    Isabelle Banker graduated in 2019 with a degree in biomedical science: medical microbiology, with a Spanish minor. She is from Lee, NH.
    Part of the Solution
    Isabelle Banker graduated in 2019 with a degree in biomedical science: medical microbiology, with a Spanish minor. She is from Lee, NH.
  • UNH students play key role in COVID-19 fight
    A team of UNH students have stepped into vital positions to bolster UNH’s battle against the coronavirus. They put in 10-hour shifts this summer when tests needed to be administered and processed quickly, and they continue to administer weekly tests for faculty and staff.
    UNH students play key role in COVID-19 fight
    A team of UNH students have stepped into vital positions to bolster UNH’s battle against the coronavirus. They put in 10-hour shifts this summer when tests needed to be administered and processed quickly, and they continue to administer weekly tests for faculty and staff.
  • Success is in the Details
    Soleha Patel ‘21 is a biomedical science: medical and veterinary sciences major from Mumbai, India. Her involvement in COVID-19 testing on UNH's campus has given her valuable exposure to the American healthcare system.
    Success is in the Details
    Soleha Patel ‘21 is a biomedical science: medical and veterinary sciences major from Mumbai, India. Her involvement in COVID-19 testing on UNH's campus has given her valuable exposure to the American healthcare system.

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