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

UVa Today, 30 May 2014
Ebola's 'Fist': UVa Unlocks How Deadly Virus Smashes Into Human Cells

Construction of a Vertebrate Embryo from Two Opposing Morphogen Gradients
Peng-Fei Xu, Nathalie Houssin, Karine F. Ferri-Lagneau, Bernard Thisse, and Christine Thisse; Science 4 April 2014: 344 (6179), 87-89. [DOI:10.1126/science.1248252]

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.