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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.

CMB News

Mon 24

Biochemistry Colloquia: Mark Chance

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 25
Wed 26

Cancer Biology Seminar: Yong Wan

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 26

Neuroscience: Kevin Briggman

September 26 @ 12:00 pm
Wed 26

Genetics Colloquium: Xuehua Zhong

September 26 @ 3:30 pm
Thu 27

CMB Professional Development Seminar: Beth Werner

September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm