(College of Biological Sciences)
Jodi Nunnari, Ph.D., Professor, Chairperson of the Department
Department Office. 149 Briggs Hall; 530-752-3611; http://www.mcb.ucdavis.edu
The Cell Biology Major Program
The Cell Biology major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the cell, the basic structural and functional unit of all living organisms.
The Program. To understand living organisms, the biologist must understand the cell. Hence, cell biology lies at the core of the biological sciences. Students taking this major gain a solid foundation in biological principles. The major emphasizes how cellular organization and function contribute to the development, maintenance and reproduction of adult organisms. The major illustrates the ways in which principles derived from the physical sciences, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology are integrated in the study of living cells and emphasizes the experimental nature of the study of cell biology.
Career Alternatives. The major provides an excellent background for students wishing to enter postgraduate and professional programs in biological, health sciences or veterinary sciences; for students pursuing careers involving teaching or research in the biological sciences; for students interested in careers in the biotechnological or pharmaceutical industries; or for students interested in careers related to the administrative, legal or commercial aspects of biomedical science.
Master Advisor. F.J. McNally, Ph.D.
Graduate Study. See Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (Graduate Group).
Advising. Biology Academic Success Center (BASC) in 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; https://basc.biology.ucdavis.edu/.