2021 CBMG Departmental Awards of Excellence
17. May 2021
It is with great pleasure that CBMG announces the inaugural recipients of the CBMG Departmental Awards of Excellence for 2021. These are new awards that are meant to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the Department at all levels. The awards are even more relevant this year given the challenges and sacrifices made during the past 15 months of the pandemic.

Margaret Scull Awarded with $2.7 million NIH Grant to Study Virus-Mucus Interactions
05. May 2021
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the NIH recently awarded CBMG Assistant Professor Dr. Margaret Scull a 5-year, $2.7 million grant to support her team’s efforts in researching the role of airway mucins during influenza virus infection.

Kevin McIver Named Interim Chair of UMD’s Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
01. March 2021
Professor Kevin McIver will begin an appointment as interim chair of the University of Maryland’s Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (CBMG) on March 2, 2021.

Congrats to Dr. Najib El-Sayed!
19. August 2020
Dr Najib El-Sayed has been named the director of UMD's Integrated Life Science program. ILS is a living-learning program focused on biological sciences and offers an accelerated curriculum for talented STEM students. Dr. El-Sayed succeeds Dr. Todd Cooke who founded this extremely successful program. We are all very proud of the legacy that Dr. Cooke has left us, and we are sure that Najib will take it even further.

Congrats to Dr. Todd Cooke!
13. August 2020
Dr. Cooke Honored with 2020 Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award. He founded and then directed the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) program in the Honors College since 2011. With Cooke as the program’s inaugural director, ILS built an extraordinary track record of achievement, one student at a time.