Department of Cell Biology

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Department of Cell Biology

The Department of Cell Biology at the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.

Overview

Overview

Welcome

The missions of the Cell Biology Department are to make significant new discoveries in the areas of cell, developmental, and regenerative biology and to educate and train a cadre of young scientists to prepare them to explore these and other areas of biomedical science.

Gumbiner Photo SmallThe research topics studied by the department faculty are quite diverse, but generally fall under the broader theme of morphogenesis.  more...

(B. Gumbiner, Department Chair)

 

News & Events

APPLY NOW: Biomedical Sciences graduate program application deadline for Fall 2015 admissions: December 1, 2014

 

UPCOMING Seminar:
Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD
Sloan Kettering Institute
Title:  Cell behaviors and the morphogenesis of the early mouse embryo
Host:  Ann Sutherland
19 November, 12pm, Jordan 1-14

 

Secrets of the Inner Ear
Retinoic acid signalling regulates the development of tonotopically patterned hair cells in the chicken cochlea. BR Thiede, ZF Mann, W Chang, YC Ku, YK Son, M Lovett, MW Kelley & JT Corwin. Nature Communications 5, Article number: 3840 doi:10.1038/ncomms4840

Education

Education



 

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Basal body polarization is tightly controlled in developing auditory hair cells. Hair cells from E18.5 mouse auditory sensory epithelium stained for centrioles (green), basal bodies (red), and actin (blue).

Courtesy of Lu lab.