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Summer 2020 Wait lists for MCB courses

As MCB 150 is currently full for summer 2020, we have opened a wait list for students hoping to secure a seat.  Interested students should add their name and information to this form, https://go.illinois.edu/mcb150waitlist_SU20 and watch for an email with instructions to register if a spot should become available.

As MCB 250 is currently full for summer 2020, we have opened a wait list for students hoping to secure a seat.  Interested students should add their name and information to this form, https://go.illinois.edu/mcb250waitlist_SU20 and watch for an email with instructions to register if a spot should become available.

As MCB 317 for summer 2020  is currently full, we have opened a wait list for students hoping to secure a seat.  Interested students should add their name and information to this form, https://go.illinois.edu/mcb317_SU20_waitlist and watch for an email with instructions to register if a spot should become available.

MCB Course Restrictions for Fall 2020 Registration

MCB 101 – seats are removed from capacity in order to accommodate those on priority lists. As registration progresses, seats held for those will be released as they register. There will be a small number of open and unrestricted seats at the start of registration.

MCB 245 – registration is restricted until May 11. All enrollment in this course is managed via the waitlist, so students needing the course at particular times for their major or educational goal are able to enroll as necessary. Students can add their name to the online waitlist at https://go.illinois.edu/mcb245_FA20_waitlist

MCB 301 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and then juniors until May 4 when restrictions will be removed.

MCB 314 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and then juniors until May 4. For non-majors that want to complete the Neuroscience certificate, they can add their name to the online waitlist at https://go.illinois.edu/mcb314waitlist_FA20

MCB 354 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors at all times. Other students with appropriate prerequisites can request authorization from Alejandra Stenger via the online form at http://go.illinois.edu/MCB354FA20_AuthorizationRequest

MCB 364 – registration is restricted to MCB seniors and then juniors until May 4. If the course is full, students can add their names to the online waitlist at https://go.illinois.edu/mcb364waitlist_FA20

MCB 408 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and then juniors until May 4 when restrictions will be removed.

MCB 428 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors until May 4 when restrictions will be removed.

MCB 450 – registration is not restricted. When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at https://go.illinois.edu/mcb450waitlist_FA20

MCB 493 APL – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors until May 4 when restrictions will be removed.  When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at https://go.illinois.edu/mcb493aplwaitlist_FA20

MCB course restrictions and wait lists for spring 2020

MCB 101 – as of November 22 all restrictions have been removed.  Students are welcome to register for any open sections.  We will no longer be keeping a wait list.

MCB 247 – as of November 22 all restrictions have been removed.  Students are welcome to register for any open sections.  We will no longer be keeping a wait list.

MCB 301 – as of November 22 all restrictions have been removed.  Students are welcome to register for any open sections.  We will not be keeping a wait list.

MCB 354 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors and juniors at all times. Non-majors with appropriate prerequisites can request authorization from Alejandra Stenger via the online
form at http://go.illinois.edu/MCB354SP20_AuthorizationRequest

MCB 364 – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors until November 13 and then MCB and BIOC juniors until November 18. Restrictions will be removed early morning on November 18.
If the course fills, students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb364ecbwaitlist_SP20

MCB 493 APL – registration is restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors until November 13 and then MCB and BIOC juniors until November 20. Restrictions will be removed late in the afternoon on November 20. If the course fills, students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb493aplwaitlist_SP20

MCB 450 – registration is not restricted. When course fills students can add their names to the online waitlist at http://go.illinois.edu/mcb450waitlist_SP20

ANSC 207: Companion Animal Biology and Care

Group of cats and dogs

Interested in veterinary school? Are you a pre-vet student? Consider ANSC 207: Companion Animal Biology and Care (CRN 29867)! This online course provides an introduction to companion animal biology through consideration of the physical structure, nutrition, behavior, and reproduction of cats and dogs.  It is easy to fit into any schedule as students work asynchronously during the week and schedule one online discussion section on Thursday afternoons.

Lottery For MCB Convocation Tickets

We have a very limited number of extra tickets available for Sunday’s MCB Ceremony. If you are in need of an extra ticket please fill out the information on  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4699867 ASAP and no later than Thursday, May 14 at 5pm. We will do a random lottery to choose students who will receive 1 additional ticket. Students chosen will be notified on Friday, May 15 after 12:00 PM (noon).

hat tossing ceremony at graduation
hat tossing ceremony at graduation

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT- MCB 290

Department of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Biochemistry laboratory working on various projects is looking for motivated MCB majors who are very interested in doing research and getting credit under MCB 290. Positions are available starting fall 2015.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Highly motivated freshman and sophomores with GPA (~3.6) who is keen to go to medical school, graduate school, pharmacy school or veterinary school are welcome to apply.
  • Sophomores (in fall 2015) are especially encouraged to apply.
    PREFERRED SKILLS:
    Experience with standard molecular biology techniques is desired but not required. High motivation and strong research ethics is required.

    APPLICATION MATERIALS:

    The application materials should be emailed as a single PDF file containing
    (a) Resume, (b) a list containing details of courses and your grades and (c) one paragraph on your reason for applying for this position in my laboratory

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROMOTION:
  • Our lab believes in undergraduate research and we have an extremely successful track record.
  • Undergraduates in our lab do hands on research, present papers and co- author papers.
  • The last five undergraduate students have all co-authored papers.
  • They have obtained American Heart Association Undergraduate Fellowship, MCB undergraduate fellowship, Biochem undergraduate fellowship and Fulbright fellowship.
  • Additionally three of them had their thesis awarded “highest distinction”.
  • We also encourage our undergraduate students to present posters, attend conferences, and writing scientific papers.
  • One of the undergrads in the lab got the “best poster award” and “Fulbright fellowship”
    CONTACT:

    Aditi Das Ph.D.
    aditidaslab@gmail.com
    website: https://sites.google.com/site/aditidaspro/

VMD-PhD Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson’s disease. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it’s fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It’s an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.
Who knows what today’s research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting www.PennVetPhD.org
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Conference Travel Grant Summer/Early Fall 2015

New conference travel grant competition now open for students accepted for presentation at a conference during the summer or early fall 2015. This is the last conference travel grant competition for academic year 2014/2015. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. Deadline for submittal of applications is May 1, 2015; decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Application available at: http://go.illinois.edu/ugconftravel.Travel-Accessories-2560x1055

MCB Class of 2015 Commemorative Brick Paver

MCB class of 2015,

There is still time to donate to the fund for the MCB class of 2015 commemorative brick paver!  To avoid any confusion, this more or less what you will be donating toward.

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We are accepting cash donations in 127 Burrill Hall (in the advising office) and by credit card through this link https://evening-escarpment-7250.herokuapp.com/.  Any questions can be directed to rwurban2@illinois.edu.

 

Super Welcome Day Leader Team!

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Interested in welcoming new Illini to campus in the fall? Looking for a great leadership opportunity on campus? New Student Programs is currently seeking students to be Welcome Day Leaders! Welcome Day Leaders play an integral part in Welcome Days (August 20-23), helping introduce new students to the culture, history, opportunities, and resources that the University of Illinois has to offer. Being a Welcome Day Leader is a volunteer position, but offers fun and exciting benefits and most of all, gives students the opportunity to share their experiences with new Illini. Please see the attached flyer for more information about this wonderful opportunity! For more information:http://odos.illinois.edu/newst…/Leadership/Opportunites.html

WDL Application link: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/7377511