MCB Course Interface

CBMM StructureStructure and Function
  • MCB 63, “Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine”
  • MCB 65, “Physical Biochemistry: Understanding Macromolecular Machines”
  • MCB 176, “Biochemistry of Membranes”
  • MCB 178, “Biochemistry of Protein Complexes”
  • MCB 188. “Chromosomes”
CBMM Microbes


Courses include:

  • MCB 64, “The Cell Biology of Human Life”
  • MCB 68, “Cell Biology Through the Microscope”
  • MCB 80, “Neurobiology of Behavior”
  • MCB 105, “Systems Neuroscience”
  • MCB 115, “Cellular Basis of Neuronal Function”
  • MCB 121, “The Microbes”
  • MCB 129, “The Brain: Development, Plasticity and Decline”
  • MCB 141, “Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Senses and their Disorders”
  • MCB 186, “Circadian Biology: from Cellular Oscillators to Sleep Regulation”
MCB 60

MCB 60

MCB 60 provides an introduction to the principles of molecular and cellular biology and their connections to biomedicine. We explore how medical syndromes provide insights into biological processes and how biological mechanisms underlie human disease and physiology. Topics range from DNA repair, protein folding and vesicle transport to metabolism, cell migration and cancer. Lectures focus on the experimental evidence for key concepts, and the weekly sections combine a discovery-based laboratory research project with discussions that emphasize problem solving and primary literature.

CBMM Disease


Courses include:

  • MCB 63, “Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine”
  • MCB 64, “The Cell Biology of Human Life”
  • LS 120, “Global Health Threats”
  • MCB 169, “Molecular and Cellular Immunology”
  • MCB XXX, “Cell cycle and Cancer”
  • MCB XXX. “Viruses and their Interactions with Hosts”
CBMM Logic

Logic and Approaches of Science

Courses include:

  • MCB 68, “Cell Biology Through the Microscope"
  • MCB 111, “Mathematics in Biology"
  • MCB 142, “Major Advances in Classical and Molecular Genetics"
  • MCB 144, “The Power and Pitfalls of Genetical Thinking"
  • MCB 151, “From the Gene to the Phenotype: A Genomics Perspective"
  • MCB 162, “Major Advances in Understanding Heredity and Evolution"
  • MCB 195, “Foundations of Systems Biology and Biological Engineering"
  • MCB 198, “Advanced Mathematical Techniques for Modern Biology"
  • MCB 199, “Statistical Thermodynamics and Quantitative Biology"