Welcome to the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

Congratulations to the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, ranked 2nd in the country in NIH funding!

Kechele ImageThe department was formed in July 2012 through the merger of the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology and the Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology. The new department brings together two strong traditions of excellence in basic science and translational research, and in pre- and post-doctoral training, including undergraduate, graduate and medical education.

The department currently houses two PhD programs: the Program in Cell & Molecular Physiology and the Program in Cell & Developmental Biology. In addition, a number of members of the department also train PhD students through the Neurobiology Curriculum and the Genetics and Molecular Biology Curriculum.

Department Highlight

Spencer Smith to Speak on Capitol Hill!

SONY DSCThe most mysterious biological organ on Earth is lodged right between your ears: your brain.

This briefing will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B338 on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 9th. Panelists will discuss some of the ways researchers are prying open the black box of the brain and will share some important recent discoveries. This briefing will be particularly timely in light of the two-year anniversary of the White House Brain Initiative, which is receiving about $200 million in federal funding in fiscal year 2015.