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Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)

Recent News

Maintaining Connection During COVID

When the COVID-19 outbreak forced labs on campus to temporarily close, LSA Professor Ann Miller and her labmates maintained research momentum and personal connection with a bit of creativity, tea, and a lesson from frogs.

Why We Do Science

In class, Monica Dus helps her students understand how research is done and evaluated. In her lab, she tries to understand why we're hooked on sugar. In the winter 2020 semester, COVID-19 underscored why the science behind all of her work is so important.

Explore MCDB

Our researchers answer common questions related to their work on sleep, probiotics, protein folding, and more!  Find links to a podcast on the neuroepigenetics!

2019 Photo Contest Winners Selected

See the images on the Photo Contest Page.


2019 Science Winner Roop Jaffri, MacAlister Lab.


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We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, MCDB needs your support.


COVID-19 Contact Information

Undergrads and Prospective undergrads:
Contact the Program in Biology:
Graduate students:
Contact Mary Carr, Grad Coordinator
MCDB Main Phone: 734-763-7142
Please leave a message.

More info at: Coping with Covid-19