Track 4: Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Campus LocationWake Forest Biotech Place is the home for the Structural Biology component of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program as well as the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Our MCB core courses are taught there as well as several of our electives. First year MCB students have dedicated study space on the ground floor, adjacent to the atrium.
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students with opportunities to choose from a range of mentors whose research spans basic and translational fields of cutting-edge molecular and cellular biology. The MCB program offers Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, or Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, and offers a Certificate program in Structural and Computational Biophysics.
NOTE: The Molecular Pathology graduate program has merged with the Molecular Medicine and Translational Science (MMTS) graduate program and is no longer enrolling new students. Students interested in Molecular Pathology research should apply to MMTS through Track 4 of the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Currently, students are working with mentors whose research spans these six fields. Research and course work in the MCB program during the first year results in the ability to critically evaluate basic and translational principles and formulate experiments leading to a choice of one of these seven focus areas.
Learn more about the MCB program by visiting their website.
MCB strongly encourages PhD students to complete their applications by December 6th for full consideration for admission and graduate fellowship funding. The official Graduate School deadline is January 15th, and applications will be accepted until this date. Completed applications, including unofficial college transcripts, unofficial GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted to the Graduate School by December 5, 2014 for full consideration for admission and possible graduate fellowship funding. The final deadline for applicant submission is January 15, 2015 but there isn’t a guarantee for fellowship funding.
The Graduate School holds a PhD Interview Weekend which is scheduled for February 26-28, 2014. Invitations will be sent out during the month of January and early February.
To begin the online application process, you will be asked to create a unique username and password which will allow you to save your entries and return at a later time. Once you select the MCB Program, you will be given instructions specific to that program. The application will not be successfully submitted unless all required fields are completed.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact the appropriate graduate school office or the MCB program representative.