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)
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).
Photo of a virus infected cell
CMB Student Sharon Tang collaborated with two other artists to create an interactive mural.


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2022 Alumni Newsletter

  • 2022 Alumni Newsletter

    Despite the ongoing pandemic, the CMB community continues to grow and make great scientific strides. We hope you enjoy reading more about the changes and growth of the CMB program and the success of CMB …

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