The graduate program in Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) at Dartmouth encompasses the areas of biophysics and structural biology, biotechnology, cell biology, circadian biology, computational biology and genomics, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular pathogenesis and host-microbe interactions, neurobiology, plant molecular biology, regulation of gene expression, and signal transduction and cellular metabolism. The MCB graduate program seeks to train highly qualified students for productive careers in research and teaching through the completion of a Ph.D. degree. The program is interdepartmental, consisting of students and faculty from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry at Dartmouth College; the Departments of Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Medicine, Physiology, and Pathology at Dartmouth Medical School, and the Thayer School of Engineering. Numerous collaborations exist between MCB members and those in other Ph.D. programs at Dartmouth including the Departments of Computer Sciences, Psychology, and Pharmacology/Toxicology, and PEMM (Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine). In addition, the M.D./Ph.D. program at Dartmouth Medical School provides research opportunities for students interested in the scientific basis of clinical medicine. Overall, there is a thriving community of students engaged in graduate education and research, and interaction among students in all the graduate programs is common and encouraged. Dartmouth, one of the Ivy League institutions, has a long-standing tradition of close student-faculty ties; a tradition that is heartily endorsed by the MCB program.