CMB Program faculty trainers are drawn from many UW-Madison departments conducting research in the areas of cellular and molecular biology. Within the framework of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School regulations, CMB faculty trainers are given authority to determine rules, guidelines, and general policies of the CMB Program. The Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology (LCMB), a Graduate School research center, was established in part to serve as the administrative home for the CMB Program. The administrative body representing CMB Program faculty trainers and students has been designated as the Coordinating Committee. CMB faculty trainers select focus group affiliations and CMB students become associated with these affiliations as part of their research area. The thirteen focus group affiliations in CMB are cancer biology, cell adhesion and cytoskeleton, cellular and molecular metabolism, developmental biology and regenerative medicine, immunology, membrane biology and protein trafficking, molecular and genome biology of microbes, physiology, plant biology, RNA biology, systems biology, transcriptional mechanisms, and virology. CMB faculty trainers and students are encouraged to assume leadership roles and actively participate in the administration of the CMB Program. More information about the CMB administrative structure can be found on the Committees page.