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Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics (MCDB&G)

Students working in lab

The Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics graduate program in the College of Biological Sciences gives our students a chance to push the boundaries of our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of life. Students in our program have the chance to work with a number of faculty their first year on campus both in the MCDB&G and BMBB programs before choosing a particular lab and topic of study. Our faculty and students explore areas of research ranging from neurodegeneration, to cancer therapy and computational biology. As an MCDB&G graduate student, you’ll join this research. 

In addition to your work in the lab, we know a key to student success is building community. That’s why we created elements of our graduate program to help you create connections with peers and faculty, from an offsite, immersive orientation to social hours with fellow graduate students. 

You can also take advantage of our location in the heart of the Twin Cities, the Midwest’s second largest metropolitan area. Renowned for a high quality of life, affordability and prosperous economies, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding neighborhoods offer a chance to take in diverse cultures, foods and activities. 

Hear from our current students

Ambuj Upadhyay Elizabeth Thompson