Photo of Golgi outposts illuminated in the dendrites of a sensory neuron illustrate the polarized distribution of the secretory system in neurons
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The image depicts interconnected metabolic pathways and highlights mitochondria as a central hub in cellular metabolism.
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The image is an electron tomographic reconstruction of a developing maize aleurone cell containing vacuoles with large aggregates of storage proteins (red) and intravacuolar membranes (green): mitochondria (gold), plastids (green), lipid bodies (blue) and ribosomes (white) are abundant in the cytoplasm. (Figure provided by Prof. Marisa Otegui, UW Madison)
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Spermatogenesis in the planarian /Schmditea mediterranea/. Nuclei are visualized by Hoechst staining (gray) and the mitotic marker phospho-histone H3 is visualized in red. Maximum-intensity projection of a laser-scanning confocal image series. Image by Tracy Chong (Newmark lab).
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Hematoxylin and eosin-stained section of a triple negative breast tumor
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Welcome to the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1961, CMB has been pioneering graduate education in the fields of cell biology and molecular biology. Currently, there are over 180 faculty trainers and 80 students in the program. For prospective students, this site provides information about the application process, the Ph.D. curriculum, and research being conducted by faculty trainers. Read more about CMB.

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    CMB Student Drew Doering published in the Journal Cell

    Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes February 21, 2019 By Eric Hamilton An insect’s gut might seem an inhospitable place to settle in, but diverse microbes nonetheless make their …

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jessica TeSlaa

    CURRENT EMPLOYER: UW-Madison JOB TITLE: Assistant Faculty Associate HOME TOWN: Benton Harbor, MI CURRENT LOCATION: Madison, WI RESEARCH TOPIC: The regulation of neural tube development in the zebrafish embryo FACULTY ADVISOR: Yevgenya Grinblat CMB DEGREE …

  • Student Spotlight: Katie Mueller

    Hometown: Broomfield, Colorado Year entered CMB program: 2016 Lab: Krishanu Saha Lab   Brief Summary of Research: Precision editing techniques to improve the potency of engineered cell therapies Awards and Publications: NSF Graduate research fellowship, …

  • New gene editing tool drives stem cell services and discovery

    At just two-and-a-half years old, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Human Stem Cell Gene Editing Service is already contemplating expansion. The increased demand has tracked the growth of research projects on campus using a new gene …

  • Five Questions with CMB Trainer: Su-Chun Zhang, forger of brain cells

    Su-Chun Zhang, a Waisman Center researcher and UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor of neurology and neuroscience, was the first in the world to craft human brain cells from human embryonic stem (ES) …

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