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 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 02

CMB Student Seminar: Sarah Rempel

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 09

Jiarong Gao’s Thesis Defense

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu 10

CMB News

  • 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 …

  • CMB YouTube Channel

    Since we will be limited in our ability to invite prospective students for in-person visits this year due to Covid, we have created a CMB YouTube channel! We encourage you to take personal lab tours …

  • Headshot Kourtney Kostecki

    Student Spotlight: Kourtney Kostecki

    Hometown: Cottleville, MO (suburb of St. Louis) Year entered CMB program: 2019 Lab: Deric Wheeler Lab   Brief Summary of Research: Understanding the effect of the TAM family of receptor tyrosine kinase on the immune …

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    Student Spotlight: Morgan Giese

    Hometown: Boise, ID Year entered CMB program: 2017 Lab: Anna Huttenlocher Lab   Brief Summary of Research: Neutrophils are innate immune cells that can polarize to tumor-promoting or tumor-inhibiting phenotypes. My research focuses on identifying …

  • Reduced cost parking options available to grad students for the spring

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