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Molecular & Cellular Biology

Major

Do you want to become a physician, tackle climate change, cure cancer, or figure out how to sustainably feed the world's population? Students are drawn to study biology for a variety of reasons, and after basic core courses during your first year you will work with your faculty mentor to design a personalized path for your studies that is tailored to your interests and career goals. The molecular and cellular biology program at Austin College prepares you for your career in biomedical research or medicine and related allied health careers. 

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The Unfolded Protein Response is Required for Viability of the pgm2Δ Mutant

The Unfolded Protein Response is Required for Viability of the pgm2Δ Mutant

Pavi Upadhya and Muskaan Jaiswal 

Characterizing the Role of YDL206W in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Characterizing the Role of YDL206W in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Leah Ding and Phoebe Nguyen 

The Effect of Sodium Butyrate on PA28ƴ in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

The Effect of Sodium Butyrate on PA28ƴ in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

Natalia Bowman 

Investigating PA28ƴ ‘s Role in Angiogenesis Through Regulation of the PKA Pathway

Investigating PA28ƴ ‘s Role in Angiogenesis Through Regulation of the PKA Pathway

Riley Cregg 

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

As a biology major, 

you will gain understanding of the natural world, and strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a degree in biology, upon graduation you will be prepared to: 

  • clearly communicate the results of your scientific work in oral, written, and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large; 
  • demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning as applied to scientific problems; and
  • design and carry out scientific research as well as accurately record and analyze the results of your research. 

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what are graduates our doing today. 

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All thoughtful and scientifically trained people are called to lead at some point in their lives. The STAR Leadership program works to ensure that graduates are not only well prepared to work in STEM fields but are also empowered to lead in their careers and communities.

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