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The Graduate Program in Cell Biology and Anatomy provides essential training for careers that include faculty positions at research and/or educational institutions, and for research positions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. The Program features laboratories engaged in cutting-edge research in a variety of disciplines.

We are currently experiencing a period of expansion with the addition of faculty members and laboratories. Researchers have access to many state-of-the-art facilities, including those dedicated to live cell imaging confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, and proteomics.

Current areas of research interest within the Program of Cell Biology and Anatomy include:

Neuronal mechanisms of learning and memory The cellular and molecular basis of muscle cell differentiation and development
Mechanisms of intracellular trafficking -Biosynthesis and processing of extracellular matrix Glial cell metabolic processes
The functional anatomy of the visual system Mechanisms of axon regeneration
Mechanisms of gene expression The role of steroid hormones in neuronal gene regulation and neurodegenerative disease