• Michael Rosbash with lab members

    Michael Rosbash, professor of biology and 2017 Nobel Laureate, with lab members

  • Confocal image of MDA-MD-231 breast cancer cells fixed and stained with phalloidin to mark F-actin (green) and DAPI to stain the nucleus (blue)

    Confocal image of MDA-MD-231 breast cancer cells fixed and stained with phalloidin to mark F-actin (green) and DAPI to stain the nucleus (blue). Image: M.Angeles Juanes (Bruce Goode lab).

  • High-resolution ssTEM 3D reconstruction of the  amphid sensillum of C. elegans.

    High-resolution ssTEM 3D reconstruction of the amphid sensillum of C. elegans. From paper: eLife. 2014; 3: e01948. (Sengupta lab)

  • Immunofluorescent images of Drosophila polytene chromosomes

    Immunofluorescent images of Drosophila polytene chromosomes stained for transcriptional co-activators and DNA to identify genomic regions where they co-localize and regions where they bind independently. (Michael Marr lab)

  • Mouse retina stained for DNA (blue), rhodopsin (red) and IMPDH-GFP (green)

    Mouse retina stained for DNA (blue), rhodopsin (red) and IMPDH-GFP (green). (Liz Hedstrom Lab)

  • Single-particle tracking of proteins diffusing in the membrane of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis

    Single-particle tracking of proteins diffusing in the membrane of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Diffusion coefficients represented by color scales report different sub-populations of active enzymes. Image: Alex Bisson

The Brandeis Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Program offers a uniquely collaborative, nurturing, supportive and close-knit community conducting internationally recognized research at the frontiers of molecular, cell, developmental, chemical and neurobiology. 

The goal of our MCB Graduate Programs is to develop creative, rigorous scientists who can identify and pursue novel and important questions. Our programs provide training in cutting-edge techniques, quantitative analysis and communication skills together with deep disciplinary knowledge and a broad scientific perspective. This foundation enables our students to succeed across a wide range of career choices and thrive in the changing landscape of science.

View Virtual Mini Commencement Celebration

Opening slide from mini-celebration

The Biology, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Biotechnology virtual mini celebration was held on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 PM to celebrate all of the accomplishments of our students. 

The session included words of congratulations, encouragement, and fond memories from several of our students and faculty.  It can be viewed again.

MCB Faculty teaching

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty include winners of the Nobel Prize, Gruber Prize and Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and members of the National Academy of Sciences as well as Searle Scholars, Pew Biomedical Scholars, Sloan Research Fellows, NSF CAREER  and NIH Director’s New Innovator awardees.