UW Graduate School

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Recognizing the need for highly trained scientists conversant across disciplines, the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) offer an interdisciplinary research program, the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program (MCB). For more than 20 years, MCB has combined the strengths of the FHCRC and UW to foster an innovative and flexible graduate training program. Joined by the Institute for Systems Biology and the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR), MCB offers a broad range of opportunities for research in all areas of biomedical science.

Program website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
  • Master of Science (Molecular and Cellular Biology)*

*Students are admitted to the Ph.D. program only.

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Richard Gardner, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
  • Nina Salama, Affiliate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Primary Staff Contact

  • Nomi Odano, Program Manager, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group. For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website.

  • John Aitchison, Affiliate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
  • Sandra Bajjalieh, Professor, Department of Pharmacology
  • Mark Bothwell, Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
  • Lee Ann Campbell, Professor, Department of Global Health
  • Michael Emerman, Affiliate Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Richard Gardner, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
  • Joan Goverman, Professor, Department of Immunology
  • Takato Imaizumi, Associcate Professor, Department of Biology
  • Paul Lampe, Research Professor, Department of Global Health
  • Samuel Miller, Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • David Raible, Professor, Department of Biological Structure
  • Nina Salama, Affiliate Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Stephen Tapscott, Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Toshio Tsukiyama, Affiliate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
  • Robert Waterston, Professor, Department of Genome Sciences
  • Alan Weiner, Professor, Department of Biochemistry
  • Rachel Wong, Professor, Department of Biological Structure