Molecular and Cellular Biology

Academic Department
Molecular and Cellular Biology

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.


Phone Number

Physical Address

Life Sciences South Building
1007 E. Lowell Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Mailing Address

Life Sciences South Building, 1007 E. Lowell Street
PO BOX 210106
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States


(520) 621-9903

Associated Units


Joyce Schroeder, PhD
Department Head
Life Sciences South 444
Ryan Gutenkunst, PhD
Associate Department Head
Life Sciences South 325

Administrative Contact

Denise Slay

Business Contact

Barbara Johnson
Manager, Business and Finance
BioSciences West, Room 310