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

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. We are a community of individuals from many different backgrounds, and we appreciate that a diverse student body and faculty enhance every part of our community. Currently, there are over 180 faculty trainers and 100 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.

Upcoming Events

Wed 30

Cancer Biology Seminar: Jason Sheltzer

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Oct 01

Molecular Virology Seminar

October 1 @ 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
Oct 09
Oct 12

Chair Chat: Lab Finances

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMB News

  • Welcome to new CMB faculty

    We’d like to announce this year’s new CMB faculty trainers. Please join us in welcoming these 13 new trainers to CMB! Rozalyn Anderson Medicine Department Metabolism of aging and age-related disease Jake Brunkard Genetics Department …

  • New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine

    A national research initiative announced yesterday will place the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography — technologies that can illuminate life at the …

  • CMB Students Jackie Chen and Charlotte Kanzler Receive BTP Traineeship

    Congratulations to Jackie Chen (Class of 2019, Raman Lab) and Charlotte Kanzler (Class of 2019, Newmark Lab) on being awarded Biotechnology Training Program (BTP) Traineeships! The NIGMS-funded Biotechnology Training Program (BTP) at the University of …

  • 2020 Alumni Newsletter

    To say that this has been an unusual year would be an understatement! Despite everything, CMB has had a successful year, and we hope you enjoy reading about the great strides in research and education …

  • Simpler COVID-19 test could provide results in hours from saliva

    Scientists from UW–Madison’s AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory, a team that in recent years has also turned its attention to COVID-19 and Zika virus outbreaks as need arose, have tuned a relatively simple genetic testing process …

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