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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Photo of a virus infected cell
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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 200 faculty trainers and around 120 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

Mon 06

Umair Khan Thesis Defense

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar: Jessica Hite

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CMB News

  • Congratulations to CMB Trainer Betül Kaçar on Receiving the Stanley Miller Early Career Award from ISSOL

    Betül Kaçar, assistant professor in the Department of Bacteriology, was recently selected to receive a Stanley Miller Early Career Award from the International Society of the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL).

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    Student Spotlight: Daniel Kwesi Sam

    Hometown: Takoradi, Ghana Year entered CMB program: 2020 Lab: Beth Weaver Lab   Brief Summary of Research: The Weaver lab studies chromosomal mis-segregation events which often lead to chromosomal instability (CIN). We recently identified that …

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    Student Spotlight: Dom Chomchai

    Hometown: Mount Pleasant, MI Year entered CMB program: 2020 Lab: Bill Bement Lab   Brief Summary of Research: I am studying the role of cortical excitability in cell division. Cortical excitability is characterized by the …

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    Student Spotlight: Ryan Walter

    Hometown: St. Paul, MN Year entered CMB program: 2019 Lab: Rob Kalejta Lab   Brief Summary of Research: Investigating epigenetic regulation of HCMV gene expression by the intrinsic immune system Why did you decide to …

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    Student Spotlight: Luis Antonio Haddock

    Hometown: San Sebastián, Puerto Rico Year entered CMB program: 2019 Lab: Thomas C. Friedrich Lab   Brief Summary of Research: I currently work with understanding the diversification of Influenza A viruses during infection and transmission …

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