Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy is one of the Medical College of Wisconsin's six research-intensive basic science Departments and at the same time retains its historical and essential role in medical education via the first year “Clinical Human Anatomy”, “Neuroscience” and “Molecules to Cells” courses and through its interdisciplinary teaching the 2nd year of the Discovery Curriculum. Research areas in CBNA are focused in basic cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology and currently include development of the heart, gastrointestinal system, retina and brain as well as the biology of muscle atrophy and plasticity. The Department’s major efforts in cellular neurobiology of peripheral nociceptors, the regulation of energy metabolism, cellular trafficking in retinal photoreceptors and the mechanisms of learning and memory have made it a major strength in MCW’s research strategy to develop a Neuroscience Center.

Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy News

The department welcomes Dr. Jonathan S. Marchant, newly appointed Chair of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy


June 13, 2017 MCW News

Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhDJoseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President has announced the appointment of Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhD, as Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin  - his anticipated start date is September 1, 2017. Dr. Marchant has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School since 2002, and currently serves as a Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Pharmacology and the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute.


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The study of health and disease in the central and peripheral nervous system carries almost unlimited promise for understanding medical advancement.

Among other areas, students study vision, perception and cognition.

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