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 Immunology

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.


Learn how the Department of Biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to quality in research and graduate and postdoctoral training.

Pharmacology and Toxicology

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.


World-class research focused on cardiovascular physiology, renal physiology, respiratory physiology, genomics, proteomics and stem cell biology. Outstanding mentorship and graduate education in our post-baccalaureate Master's or PhD programs.