Basic Science Departments


A broad spectrum of biochemistry ranging from cell and developmental biology, structural biology, and the biological processes at the molecular level. The department is home to state of the art facilities and instruments for X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, fluorescence microscopy.

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Department faculty, staff, laboratories, and research. Our role in the education and training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The department excels in using molecular genetic techniques to further research in the areas of bacterial pathogenesis, signaling and gene expression, virology, immunology, enzymology, metabolism, and cell biology.


The Department of Biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to quality in research and graduate and postdoctoral training. The department's primary research focus is magnetic resonance, both electron paramagnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging.

Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has research and training programs in mechanisms of cell signaling in the areas of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology and Cancer Biology. Other areas include Pharmacogenetics, Molecular Toxicology and Mass Spectrometry.

Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy faculty conduct fundamental research in the areas of cell and developmental biology and neurobiology, and provide a first rate educational experience for students of the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Medical College of Wisconsin Physiology department.

Dwinell Laboratory

The Dr. Mike Dwinell Laboratory - Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research - in the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics utilizes molecular, biochemical, cellular and genetic approaches in combination with human in vitro cell culture and murine in vivo model systems.

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