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; neuroscience; structural biology and proteomics; environmental microbiology; and signal transduction. All of our graduate students in a thesis-based program are fully supported by teaching and/or research assistantships.

 

  • A focus on the pathogenesis of human disease and the study of diagnostic tests
    Megan Tyler ’23 is a biomedical science: medical laboratory science major from Dracut, Mass. She is a two-year recipient of the Charles F. Marble Scholarship and has also received the Evelyn Nixon-Jardine Scholarship, the Dickie Family Scholarship, the Pamela Low Scholarship, and the Class of 1931...
    A focus on the pathogenesis of human disease and the study of diagnostic tests
    Megan Tyler ’23 is a biomedical science: medical laboratory science major from Dracut, Mass. She is a two-year recipient of the Charles F. Marble Scholarship and has also received the Evelyn Nixon-Jardine Scholarship, the Dickie Family Scholarship, the Pamela Low Scholarship, and the Class of 1931...
  • UNH snare drummer prepares for career searching for life in the universe
    Andrea Pecora is a biomedical science: medical laboratory science major and classics minor who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to conduct research with Professor Lou Tisa.
    UNH snare drummer prepares for career searching for life in the universe
    Andrea Pecora is a biomedical science: medical laboratory science major and classics minor who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to conduct research with Professor Lou Tisa.
  • Undergraduate research, an accelerated master’s and a plan
    Quinn Beek is a biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology major who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to conduct research in the lab of Sarah Walker, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences. 
    Undergraduate research, an accelerated master’s and a plan
    Quinn Beek is a biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology major who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to conduct research in the lab of Sarah Walker, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences. 
  • On the right path
    Madeleine Clement is a biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology major who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to spend the summer 2022 investigating novel treatments for a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
    On the right path
    Madeleine Clement is a biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology major who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to spend the summer 2022 investigating novel treatments for a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
  • Discovering her passion for cancer research
    Evie Proctor, a double major in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology and justice studies from Marlborough, N.H., says UNH was the only school she applied to because it was the only school she wanted to attend.
    Discovering her passion for cancer research
    Evie Proctor, a double major in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology and justice studies from Marlborough, N.H., says UNH was the only school she applied to because it was the only school she wanted to attend.

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