Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy (CBNA)

Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and 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.

Dr. Jonathan S. Marchant, Chair of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

Jonathan Marchant

Dr. Marchant is the Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy and the Marcus Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics. He received his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge in England in 1996, following which he was a Wellcome Trust Training Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge from 1996 to 1998, and a Wellcome Trust International Training Fellow in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California-Irvine from 1998-2001.

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Our research includes Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Biology, Stem Cell Development and Vision Science. Explore our facilites

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Graduate Programs

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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Body Donation

The program supports the education and training of medical students, residents, postgraduate physicians, and healthcare professionals by preparing bodies, organs and tissues for study, dissection, and discovery.

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Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8144
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