Letter from the MB&B Chair

Welcome to the MB&B departmental web site. Information about our undergraduate major, graduate program, interdisciplinary certificates, faculty members, and research can be found here. 

This is an exciting time for the fields of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. New advances in biomedical research rely on fundamental discoveries made in our disciplines, and MB&B faculty research programs are at the forefront of multiple fields, ranging from the fundamental mechanisms regulating gene expression and chromosome transmission to the kinetic mechanisms of DNA repair. Consistent with the mission of a small university with a robust research program, the MB&B department offers students personal attention and the opportunity to do state-of-the-art science, using a variety of technologies including X-ray crystallography, spectroscopy, transient kinetics, cellular microscopy, proteomics and molecular genetics. 

Our undergraduate students excel in multiple disciplines, often completing double majors and graduating with senior honors theses and co-authorships on research papers. They are admitted to top-ranked graduate and medical programs after leaving Wesleyan University. Graduate students work closely with faculty to make exciting new discoveries, publishing in top journals and securing excellent post-doctoral positions and job opportunities. I encourage you to learn more about the MB&B program by exploring this site. Feel free to email any member of the department with questions as well. 

We've prepared a slideshow with an overview of the Major including course requirements and faculty research interests.

Best regards, 
Scott Holmes, Chair
MB&B Department 


Advising Experts

Biophysics: Ishita Mukerji, Rich Olson
Informatics and Modeling: Robert Lane
Pre-Major/General MB&B: Michelle Murolo, Don Oliver