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.

 

  • 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: this January, she began the long medical school application process.
    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: this January, she began the long medical school application process.
  • 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.
  • Focused on Finding a Cure
    Andrea Cote ’21 may be a triplet, but this Chelmsford, Massachusetts native is having no trouble standing out on her own at UNH.
    Focused on Finding a Cure
    Andrea Cote ’21 may be a triplet, but this Chelmsford, Massachusetts native is having no trouble standing out on her own at UNH.
  • Taking advantage of all opportunities to shine
    As Sydney Snelling ’19 prepares to graduate this spring, she reflects on all the amazing opportunities she’s had at UNH, including an internship at Lonza Biologics for two summers in a row.
    Taking advantage of all opportunities to shine
    As Sydney Snelling ’19 prepares to graduate this spring, she reflects on all the amazing opportunities she’s had at UNH, including an internship at Lonza Biologics for two summers in a row.
  • When the world is your oyster (literally)
    Audrey Berenson ‘19 began working in a faculty research lab in 2016. She's been studying Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria in local oysters.
    When the world is your oyster (literally)
    Audrey Berenson ‘19 began working in a faculty research lab in 2016. She's been studying Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria in local oysters.

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