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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

CELL BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS (CEBG)

College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences
1109 Microbiology Building, 301-405-5435
www.cbmg.umd.edu
Chair: N. Andrews (Prof)
Director: D. Straney (Assoc. Prof)
Professors: N. Allewell, N. Andrews (Chair), C. Chang, T. Cooke, J. DeStefano, C. Delwiche, J. Dinman, J. Feijo, S. Hutcheson, Z. Liu, R. Mariuzza (IBBR), D. Mosser, J. Moult (IBBR), D. Nuss (IBBR), A. Simon, D. Stein, H. Sze
Associate Professors: V. Briken, N. El-Sayed, S. Hannenhalli (CBCB), J. Kwak, K. McIver, S. Mount, W. Song, R. Stewart, W. Winkler, L. Wu (IBBR)
Assistant Professors: K. Cao, B. Fredericksen, A. Jose, V. Lee, S. Walsh (IBBR)
Lecturers: J. Buchner, K. Frauwirth, M. Keller, E. Moctezuma, P. Shields (Sr. Lecturer)
Affiliate Professors: M. Colombini (Biol), J. Culver (AGNR), I. Hamza (AGNR), W. Jeffery (Biol), I. Mather (ANGR), D. Perez (AGNR)
Affiliate Associate Professors: I. Ades (Biol), D. Perez (AGNR), L. Pick (Ent), M. Pop (CBCB), L. Taneyhill (AGNR), S. Xiao (IBBR)
Affiliate Assistant Professors: Y. Li (BSOS)
Adjunct Professors: P. Hobart (USAMRIID), A. McBride (Adjunct Prof), B. Moss (NIH), V. Vakharia (UMBI), O. White (TIGR), R. Wickner (NIH)
Adjunct Associate Professors: E. Freed (NCI), K. Green (NIH)
Professors Emeriti: G. Bean, T. Cook (Prof Emeritus), R. Doetsch, E. Gantt (Dist Univ Prof), F. Hetrick, S. Joseph, G. Patterson, M. Pelczar, J. Reveal, B. Roberson, R. Weiner, R. Yuan

The Major

The department participates in the teaching and advising of students in the Biological Sciences Program, specifically in the Specialization Areas of Cell Biology & Genetics (CEBG), Microbiology (MICB), and General Biology (GENB). Our courses are taught in four basic areas that represent faculty research interests and expertise including:

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
  • Plant Biology

Requirements for the Specialization Areas
See Biological Sciences Program catalog entry for more information on the degree requirements.

Admission to the Major

The BSCI major is a limited enrollment program. Please refer to the limited enrollment programs page at  www.lep.umd.edu / for further information.

Requirements for the Major

See Biological Sciences Program catalog entry for more information on the degree requirements.

Advising

Advising is mandatory for certain students (freshmen, change in major, GPA of 2.5 or below). The Department in coordination with the Student Affairs Office of the College of Chemical and Life Sciences administers the advising of students in the Biological Sciences specialization areas of Microbiology, Cell Biology and Genetics, and General Biology (N-Z). Advising assignments can be found by contacting the Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Program Office, 1212 H.J. Patterson Hall (301-405-2766).

Undergraduate Research Experiences

Students may participate in Department hosted research experiences in faculty laboratories or laboratories at off campus locations. Please contact the Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Office (301-405-2766) for more information or see the site: www.cbmg.umd.edu/undergraduate/researchopportunities

Honors Program

The Departmental Honors Program involves a long term (three semester) independent research project undertaken with a faculty advisor. Students register for BSCI378H(research) and BSCI379H (seminar) each semester. Admission is based upon GPA. Students must arrange the research opportunity prior to application. Please contact the Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Office for more information or see the site: www.cbmg.umd.edu/undergraduate/researchopportunities .

Student Societies and Professional Organizations

All students interested in microbiology are encouraged to join the University of Maryland Student Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology. Sigma Alpha Omicron is the honors chapter of this group. The groups meet regularly on campus. Information is available through the Undergraduate Program Office.

Awards and Recognition

The department recognizes graduating seniors with awards funded by generous donors. These are listed at www.cbmg.umd.edu/studentachievementsandawards

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