Upon declaring the major, all Molecular Biology students are assigned to an advising team composed of a Faculty Advisor and the Student Services Coordinator.
Your Faculty Advisor
Your Faculty Advisor provides guidance specific to the molecular biology discipline through discussions about undergraduate experiences (i.e. internships, research, volunteering, etc.) that will help prepare you for graduate work or a career after graduation.
You can make an appointment with your Faculty Advisor via email.
Your Student Services Coordinator
Your Student Services Coordinator provides guidance specific to the molecular biology discipline but also provides developmental advising throughout your undergraduate career. Your Student Services Coordinator will help with course selection, registration, DARS, L&S degree and major requirements, and tracking progress towards graduation, as well as connecting you to important resources across campus. Schedule an appointment here.
Declared students are strongly encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisors and Student Services Coordinator regularly throughout the duration of their undergraduate experience.
Chair of the Major
335 Bock Laboratories
Research: Mechanisms of cell structure and motility, Biochemical behavior of molecules
6130 Medical Sciences Center
Department Affiliation: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research: Immunopathology, Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis
256 Microbial Sciences Building
Department Affiliation: Bacteriology
Research: Plasmids, DNA Replication, Protein involvement in replication process
128 Zoology Research
Department Affliciation: Neuroscience
Research: investigate conserved genetic mechanisms that control vertebrate embryogenesis by focusing on a conserved family of zinc-finger transcription factor genes, the Zinc-Finger-in-the-Cerebellum (Zic) family.
Department Affiliation: Biochemistry
Research: Mechanisms of hormone action and signal transduction, Molecular and cellular pharmacology
5552 Microbial Sciences
Department Affiliation: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research: Microbial ecology of natural and engineered systems, Bacterial metabolism related to wastewater treatment and freshwater nutrient cycling
B119 Birge Hall and 401A Bock Labs
Department Affiliation: Botany
Research: focuses on the regulation of vesicle trafficking mechanisms in plant cells. Our goal is to understand how cells control the flow of proteins and specialized metabolites between different cellular compartments.