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Molecular & Cellular Biology Department: Organizations

A guide for those in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. After using this guide, students in Cellular and Developmental Biology will be able to locate resources that are needed for their field of study.

UIUC Groups & Associations

UIUC's American Chemical Society (ACS) aims to promote the personal and professional development of its members through organized events and individualized mentoring. Although the chapter serves as a support group for chemistry and chemical engineering majors, students from any discipline are welcome to join if they have an interest in chemistry. 


The UIUC Chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is committed to educating pre-medical and pre-health students on health care issues on a local and global level, as well as promoting active improvement in medical education by involving its members in the social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine including education in community outreach, volunteering, fundraising, and philanthropic events in the Champaign-Urbana area.


The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student Chapter at UIUC aims to promote advancement of research, education, and science outreach in biochemistry and molecular biology for students and faculties on campus. 


Bioscience Journal Club is an open, welcoming place for undergraduate students to review scientific research papers. Members will collaboratively interpret papers from a variety of biological fields while practicing presentation, reasoning, and critical thinking skills. The club hopes to bring together academically driven students interested in staying up to date on new technologies and discoveries. Members will have the opportunity to choose the club's topics and papers. We also plan on providing opportunities for students to network with peers and faculty.


llini Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) is a program of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under the Illinois Fire Service Institute. We are a collegiate emergency medical services (EMS) agency dedicated to administering prompt, efficient, effective, and responsible prehospital care to the public at campus events. We also teach CPR, first aid, and emergency medical technician (EMT) classes for members of the campus and local community.


MEDLIFE is a non-profit UIUC student organization who is passionate about providing medicine, education, and development for lower income families everywhere.


UIUC's Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students provides support and assistance to minority students looking to join the medical field. 


For an exhaustive list of all MCB related student organizations, please see the MCB RSO spreadsheet curated by UIUC's MCB Leaders.

Professional Groups & Associations

The American Society for Cell Biology is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell. They are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workplace.


The Society for Developmental Biology is a non-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the field of developmental biology. They provide an international forum for research, education, and career development in developmental biology and related areas.