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. 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

Fri 20
Tue 24

Thesis Defense – Tamara Chamberlin

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 03

CMB Student Seminar: Speaker TBD

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nov 07

CMB Student Seminar: Speaker TBD

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMB News

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    Alumni Spotlight: Brittany Jacobs

    Current Employer: United States Environmental Protection Agency Job Title: Biologist Home Town: Glen Burnie, MD Current Location: Maryland/Washington D.C. Research Topic: Using molecular techniques to define how mechanical signals regulate skeletal muscle mass Faculty Advisor: …

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    Landick Lab: Dissecting the Central Dogma of Bacterial Biology

    Lab Profile by Christi Binkley, CMB Graduate Student What relates the fields of synthetic biology and transcriptional mechanisms? Answer: gene regulation. The Landick lab studies prokaryotic gene regulation to answer basic and applied research questions, …

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    2019 Alumni Newsletter

    We’ve had a busy year, and we’re excited to share some of the highlights with you! A big thank you to all who have donated their time, money, and stories to the CMB Program. You …

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    Student Spotlight: Zach Morrow

    Hometown: Beaver Falls, PA Year entered CMB program: 2017 Lab: JD Sauer Lab   Brief Summary of Research: I work to understand immune signaling pathways that are responsible for generating robust responses to tumors. Awards …

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    Exceptional Thesis Award 2018

    By Charu Mehta, CMB graduate student Grit and resilience are the most paramount traits for graduate students pursuing a PhD, especially in Biology where experiments can often be time-consuming and unpredictable. Among the many students …

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