Molecular & Cellular Biology Program Highlights

On November 30, 2011 by Grad Forum

The Graduate Forum will be publishing department highlights from 2011 on an ongoing basis. Check back regularly to find out what graduate students, alumni, and faculty are doing in the graduate community and beyond!

The Molecular & Cellular Biology program (MCB) welcomed twenty-seven first year students for the start of fall term this August. Even the threat of Hurricane Irene did not deter our new MCB’ers from attending the first day of orientation.

Joining MCB this fall are two MD/PhD students now working in thesis labs after completing their first two years of medical school training. We extend our congratulations to twenty-five students who received their PhDs this year from the programs in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Microbiology & Immunology.

This year’s recruiting activities are underway for the fall class of 2012. Interview weekends are scheduled for February 17-18, February 24-25, and March 9-10. We look forward to talking with prospective MCB’ers

David Mullins, PhD, has joined the faculty in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and is now a member of the MCB faculty, supervising two graduate students working on thesis research.

MCB’s new website was launched this summer. The new site facilitates quick access to MCB information and features achievements by our students and faculty as well as providing listings of upcoming seminars and events—many thanks to those on the Website Design Committee.

The Copenhaver Fellow named for 2011 is Kyle Cady (graduate student in Microbiology & Immunology). The fellowships are awarded to students who best exemplify the qualities of a scholar through a demonstrated record of accomplishment and a commitment to the pursuit of new knowledge. Congratulations to Kyle!

MCB faculty and students will again be visiting New England colleges to present research seminars and talk with undergraduates about Dartmouth and MCB. These visits were very well received last year and this year, we plan to expand these visits to schools throughout the US!

by Janet Cheney, MCB Program Administrator

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