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 April 5

04-05-201712:00 PM

Graduate Student Collaborative Research in Progress Seminar Series

Michael Flinn, Graduate Student, Link Lab, and Francie Moehring, Graduate Student, Stucky Lab, present a seminar.

Cell Biology Webinar "A neonatal blueprint for cardiac regeneration" April 12

04-12-201712:00 PM

A webinar presentation by:

Enzo Porrello, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Cardiac Regeneration

School of Biomedical Sciences 

The University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA


“A neonatal blueprint for cardiac regeneration”


Host: Brian Link, PhD

Cell Biology Webinar "Modeling Human Gastrointestinal Development and Disease" April 19

04-19-201712:00 PM

A video seminar presented by:


James M. Wells, PhD

Director, Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology

Director, Pluripotent Stem Cell Center

Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center


“Modeling Human Gastrointestinal Development and Disease using Pluripotent Stem Cells”


Host: Michele Battle, PhD


Cell Biology Seminar April 26

04-26-201712:00 PM

Allan Basbaum, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy, University of California San Francisco, presents: "Cell transplants to treat the 'disease' of neuropathic pain."

Host: Cheryl Stucky, PhD

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Department of Cell Biology,
Neurobiology & Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

(414) 955-8261
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