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Our Community

The MCB Program features many activities to enhance a student’s academic understanding, to build a supportive community, and to have fun.

The MCB Community


Friday Fun

Friday Pizza!

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At MCB we enjoy pizza and we enjoy beer, so we combined this shared love into a weekly TGIF!

The Rhinocup


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Not only are we scientists, we are athletes too! At least we like to think we are. Every summer members of MCB (and guests) form teams of all skill levels and compete for the prestigious Rhino Cup.

Cellular Dynamics

Lecture Series

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During the semester we hold a weekly seminar series that alternates between faculty from the Boston area and two nominated student/postdoc speakers. There’s free lunch!

Thursday Seminars

Lecture Series

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During the semester we hold a lecture series of guest speakers from the USA and abroad. Free coffee and cookies!

Holiday Party

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We love to have fun inside the lab and out of it. And when we party, there’s usually karaoke involved.

MCB Retreat

Annual Retreat

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Once a year the whole department gets together for a retreat full of Science, Socializing and Sun!


Lecture Series

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A PhD or postdoc in biology can prepare you for a range of careers. MCB hosts regular events exploring those career options.


Group Discussions

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What is the future of research? How should scientists be funded? Is there a democratic way to do science? Our monthly nanochats discuss these topics and more with… free lunch!