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Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Understanding Cell Signaling and Behavior


Today, MCP hosts more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars distributed across 13 faculty labs. Students join MCP labs from several biosciences home programs, including the one sponsored by MCP. Postdoctoral scholars join the department after earning PhDs in a variety of scientific disciplines and from universities across the nation and the world. Seven MCP faculty belong to the National Academy of Science, three hold Nobel Prizes (each one in a different area), four are immigrants, and the current chair holds a Landis Award for Outstanding Mentoring. Former MCP trainees apply their scientific training as leaders of independent research groups in academia and in industry, and as lawyers, entrepreneurs, company founders, technology investors, and policy makers.