The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology investigates the networked behavior of the molecules and cells that comprise life while training the next generation of biology innovators. Our research builds fundamental insight and translates into treating diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and aging. As the largest graduating life science major in the College of Science, we have a strong institutional commitment to delivering high-quality high-value education. Our faculty investigate a wide range of basic questions concerning cells and genes and their impact on evolution, aging, and disease. We also research novel approaches in science education. MCB offers undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS, PhD) degrees.