Welcome to the website for the new Department of Cell Biology & Physiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
The 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.
- Upcoming Events
- Dissertation Defense - Aaron Nile Dec 12, 2013 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM — G100 Bondurant
- Seminar - Curt Sigmund, PhD Dec 16, 2013 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — G202 MBRB
- Seminar - Scott Williams, PhD Jan 06, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — G202 MBRB
- Seminar - Yosuke Mukoyama, PhD Jan 13, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — G202 MBRB
- Seminar - Doug Robinson, PhD Jan 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — G202 MBRB
Ken Jacobson receives the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications
The annual award was given at the meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, for his contributions to the field of fluorescence. Nov 19, 2013
Deborah O’Brien one of eight GlaxoSmithKline awardees
O'Brien selected in GlaxoSmithKline's first Discovery Fast Track competition, designed to translate academic research into starting points for new potential medicines. Nov 10, 2013
Philpot, Thaxton and Zylka awarded Pitt Hopkins grant
Nov 07, 2013
Spencer Smith and colleagues discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers in the Smith lab have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders. Nov 07, 2013
News and Observer profiles autism research in Zylka and Philpot labs
"Discovery at UNC points to possible environmental cause of autism" Oct 22, 2013