MOL Updates Regarding COVID-19

This page is intended to provide information and updates that are specific to the Molecular Biology Department. University-wide guidance can be found on the University's COVID-19 Coronavirus Information page.


In compliance with Gov. Murphy's "stay at home" order, front office members of the department are working from home. Faculty have been ordered to shut down labs. Other staff are working on-site to keep essential services running.


The MolBio main office will be closed and all staff will be working remotely. All staff can be reached by email or their office phone, as calls are being routed to them while working remotely.


In accordance with University directives all MolBio courses will shift to virtual instruction effective March 23. Students should direct any course-specific questions or concerns to their instructors. MolBio staff are available to assist faculty and preceptors as needed. Information about fall courses will be released in early July.


All department events for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year have been canceled. See President Eisgruber's information regarding Commencement here.



The senior thesis deadline has been pushed back one week to May 1, 5pm. The junior paper deadline is now May 15, 5pm. Faculty advisers are available to advise students remotely.


All advising for sophomore sign-in to the MolBio Department in the Spring 2020 will be handled remotely. Visit this page for more information.


For the Spring 2020 semester, current and prospective MolBio concentrators are allowed to P/D/F required courses including prerequisites (e.g., MOL 214), general requirements (e.g., COS 126), and departmentals (e.g., MOL 342).

MolBio concentrators also have the option to P/D/F the junior paper, senior thesis, and/or senior oral exam. Instructions for selecting this option will be provided by the Registrar's Office.