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Alumni & Friends


A good way to keep abreast of what's going on in MCDB is through the departmental newsletter.

  • introductions to new faculty
  • highlights of the most accomplishments of our faculty and students

Take a stroll down memory lane or get a historical perspective by reading our archived newsletters.

Alumni News

We'd like to hear what you are doing. Share your news by emailing MCDB News.

Donation Opportunities

In a great many ways, we benefit today from those who have gone before us. To contribute to the growth and prosperity of our department, please take a closer look at the Donation Opportunities.


Details on MCDB Endowments and their specific purposes.

Giving to Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Gifts of all sizes are welcome and needed. A gift of $50 could give resources needed to develop and enhance curricula, a gift of $100 could sponsor research project and opportunities for students, and a leadership gift of $1,000 could maintain and upgrade laboratory equipment.

To keep up with the fast pace of our cutting-edge research and to continuously improve our rankings, we need to recruit and retain the best and brightest faculty and graduate students, support their research, and upgrade our facilities with the most advanced equipment available. Your contributions can make the difference! Give a gift to MCDB today.

Ask a  Biologist

Our Ask A Biologist page offers insights on popular topics related to our faculty's research, such as how bacteria may cause weight loss or why plants have fragrant scents.