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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. 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.

Upcoming Events

Thu 15
Mon 19

Biochemistry Colloquium: Mary Dunlop

November 19 @ 3:30 pm
Wed 21

Quantitative Biology: Nisa Karimi

November 21 @ 2:00 pm
Mon 26

Biochemistry Colloquium: Rhiju Das

November 26 @ 3:30 pm

CMB News

  • CMB trainer Melissa Skala wins WARF Innovation Award

    MADISON, Wis. – A new method to create artificial vascular grafts and a technique for identifying cancer immunotherapy cells have taken top honors from WARF. The winning teams are led by Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng and …

  • Chris Hittinger Lab partnering with Wisconsin Brewing Company

    UW-Madison genetics professor Chris Hittinger co-authored the study describing the breakthrough. He continued his wild yeast research in Wisconsin, and a few years later, he and a team of students found Saccharomyces eubayanus in a …

  • French House; citizen scientists; textile historian

    Since University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher James Thomson and colleagues derived the first human embryonic stem cells 20 years ago, research universities and biotechnology companies around the globe have worked to unlock their vast potential. Through …

  • Kris Saha leads a team joining NIH’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing Consortium

    As gene editing therapies for macular degeneration and other visual disorders work their way into clinical trials, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is on the forefront of research into making sure they are safe and effective. …

  • Student Spotlight: Zac Swider

    Hometown: Santa Barbara, California Year entered CMB program: 2017 Lab: William Bement Lab   Brief Summary of Research: I am studying the cell cycle regulation of cortical excitability. Briefly put, during and following cytokinesis, the cell …

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