University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Molecular and Cellular Biology Advising

COVID-19 Advising Policies

We, in MCB Advising, are committed to being available to assist you in making academic decisions throughout this time of uncertainty.
Effective at 5:00pm on Friday, March 13, the following advising options are available to you for MCB advising appointments.

  1. You may schedule a virtual advising meeting using a free app, called Zoom, https://zoom.us/. If you have a webcam and microphone, this will allow us to see you and you to see us. We can also share documents and desktop views with each other, when necessary. If you choose this option an advisor will send you an email invite to the meeting. You must use your Illinois email and NetID password when joining the meeting.
  2. You may schedule a phone meeting with your advisor, but please be sure to provide an accurate phone number so they can call you at the scheduled time.
  3. We will be increasing monitoring of our advising@mcb.illinois.edu email address and doing our best to answer questions within 24 hours. If a question requires a detailed response, or if you have questions about things that we cannot discuss via email (like grades), we will ask you to make an appointment using one of the other methods discussed above.

When you call us at 217-333-6774 or make your appointment online here, please be sure to indicate which method you prefer for advising.

The advising office is currently closed to in-person meetings until further notice.

Please choose an advisor below

If you have no preference, select the “No Preference” link below to have an advisor randomly selected for you.

Tim Bowers

Tim’s office is in 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with the receptionist.

Jennifer Brandyberry

Jennifer’s office is in 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with the receptionist.

Aurora Cruz-Torres

Aurora’s office is in 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with the receptionist.

Chester Brown

Chester’s office is in 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with the receptionist.

Jack Ikeda

For Appointments with Dr. Ikeda, please check-in at room 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with the receptionist. Once checked-in, the receptionist will provide you with directions to Dr. Ikeda’s office.

Tina Knox

Tina Knox’s office is in 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with the receptionist.

Brad Mehrtens

Brad Mehrtens’ office is in 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with the receptionist.

Aaron Godwin

Aaron Godwin’s office is in 200 Burrill Hall which is only accessible though
room 101, the MCB Learning Center. Once inside the MCB Learning Center,
you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with
the receptionist.