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.

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Francie Moehring, 4th year graduate student, was accepted and attended a competitive, intense international pain school this summer, the North American Pain School.

Francie Moehring and Ashley Reynolds, 3rd year graduate student, have each received a competitive travel award to travel to and present at the International Association for Study of Pain Congress in Yokohama, Japan Sept 24-30, 2016.

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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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Cell Biology Seminar, Neural circuits encoding persistent forms of pain, May 3

05-03-201712:00 PM

Rebecca P. Seal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, presents: "Neural circuits encoding persistent forms of pain."

Host: Cheryl Stucky, PhD

Cell Biology Seminar "Optogenetic tools for the study and treatment of pain" May 10

05-10-201712:00 PM

Student Choice Seminar

Robert Gereau IV, PhD, Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology, Director, Washington University Pain Center, presents: "Optogenetic tools for the study and treatment of pain."

Hosts: Cell Biology graduate students


Cell Biology Seminar "Epithelial plasticity-induced O-linked glycosylations important for the KRAS mutant lung cancer phenotype" May 17

05-17-201712:00 PM

Phuoc T. Tran, MD, PhD, Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences,
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical School, presents: "Epithelial plasticity-induced O-linked glycosylations important for the KRAS mutant lung cancer phenotype."

Host: Brian Link, PhD

Cell Biology Seminar "Translation of Gene Therapy in Animal Muscle Disorders to the Human Clinical Trial Stage" May 24

05-24-201712:00 PM

Michael W. Lawlor, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Pathology (Pediatric), Neuroscience Research Center, presents: "Translation of gene therapy in animal muscle disorders to the human clinical trial stage."

Host: John Lough, PhD

Cell Biology Benjamin Lecture "The Life of Breath: Stem Cells of the Adult Lung" May 31

05-31-201712:00 PM

Brigid L.M. Hogan, PhD, FRS, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, presents the Benjamin Lecture: "The life of breath: Stem cells of the adult lung."

Host: Michele Battle, PhD

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