University of Wisconsin–Madison
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | School of Medicine and Public Health

Cell Biology

Faculty studying cell biology

Caroline Alexander

Oncology
Analysis of breast development, signaling and disease

Jean-Michel Ane

Bacteriology/Agronomy
Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes (bacteria and fungi)

Alan Attie

Biochemistry
Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases

Anjon Audhya

Biomolecular Chemistry
Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

Arash Bashirullah

Pharmacy
Intercellular communication: uncovering mechanisms that coordinate the development of multicellular organisms

Barak Blum

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Regenerative biology of the endocrine pancreas, genetics of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

Heidi Dvinge

Biomolecular Chemistry
Mechanisms of RNA splicing and splicing dysregulation in disease; downstream processing of RNA splice variants, including regulation of cellular localization and degradation; molecular function of protein isoforms of cancer-relevant genes

David Eide

Nutritional Science
How cells and organisms survive and thrive under nutrient-deficient conditions

Feyza Engin

Biomolecular Chemistry
Diabetes and metabolic disorders, organelle dysfunction, stress responses, beta cell biology

Catherine Fox

Biomolecular Chemistry
Mechanisms required for genome duplication and stability in eukaryotic organisms

Anne Griep

Anatomy
My laboratory's focus is development and disorders of the visual system using the mouse as the model system

Mary Halloran

Integrative Biology
Understanding mechanisms controlling development of the nervous system

Jeff Hardin

Integrative Biology
Using C. elegans to study cell movement and adhesion during embryonic development

Aaron Hoskins

Biochemistry
RNA splicing, gene expression, fluorescence microscopy, RNA/protein complexes

Zhen Huang

Neurology and Nueroscience
Neuron and glial cell fate specification and differentiation, cortical neuron migration, migration disorders

Anna Huttenlocher

Pediatrics
Cell migration, Wound repair, Inflammation

Akihiro Ikeda

Medical Genetics
Identifying genes involved in aging, cell proliferation and neovascularization using mouse genetics

Junsu Kang

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Zebrafish, regeneration, fin, heart, enhancer, genetic mutant

Judith Kimble

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics
Molecular regulation of germ line self-renewal and differentiation in C. elegans

Dudley Lamming

Medicine
Biology of aging and age-related diseases, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

Robert Landick

Biochemistry
RNA polymerase structure/function; regulation of RNA chain elongation

Ahmed Mahmoud

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Mammalian cardiac regeneration

Patrick Masson

Genetics
Genetics of root growth behavior using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system.

David McCulley

Pediatrics
Developmental biology and genetics related to lung and pulmonary vascular development and disease.

Phil Newmark

Integrative Biology
Germ cell development and regeneration in planarians; developmental biology of parasitic flatworms

Marisa Otegui

Botany and Genetics
Cellular trafficking and signaling

Bret Payseur

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Speciation, Evolution of Extreme Phenotypes, Recombination

Francisco Pelegri

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Cellular and developmental mechanisms in the vertebrate egg-to-embryo transition, early cell fate specification

Ahna Skop

Genetics, Medical Genetics and Life Science Communications
Asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics

Michael Taylor

School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Genetic dissection of blood-brain barrier development

Randal Tibbetts

Human Oncology
Genetic control of DNA replication and repair in mammals. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

David Wassarman

Medical Genetics
Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Beth A. Weaver

Cell and Regenerative Biology - McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
Mitosis, Aneuploidy, Cell Cycle, Cancer

Jill Wildonger

Biochemistry
How neuronal structure and function is shaped by the microtubule cytoskeleton and polarized transport

Jerry Yin

Genetics and Neurology
cAMP/PKA/dCREB2 signaling in sleep, memory formation, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental disabilities

Jing Zhang

Oncology
Using genetically engineered mouse models to study normal and mutant hematopoietic stem cell functions