Cell Biology and Neuroscience (CBN) provides an exciting and challenging academic environment by combining excellence in research with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.  CBN research encompasses the complementary areas of cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology with an emphasis on fundamental problems in cell signaling and communication. Current areas of focus are biomolecular recognition and cell communication as well as molecular mechanisms of neuronal signaling and synaptic plasticity.  CBN takes a comprehensive approach that begins with introductory lecture courses, continues with advanced topics seminar courses, and culminates in advanced laboratory coursework.

Seminars / Events

Fri Apr 25 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
John Rinn, Ph.D. - Harvard University
Fri May 9 @ 12:00AM - 1:00PM
Jeff Diamond, Ph.D. - NINDS / NIH
Fri May 16 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ping Xie, Ph.D. - Rutgers University
Fri May 30 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Randy Bruno, Ph.D. - Columbia University
Fri Jun 13 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Tony Koleske, Ph.D. - Yale University

Research Highlight

Microglial chemotaxis in the brain


Work in Prof. Wu’s lab shows how microglia interact with neurons. Microglia are labeled with GFP. The figure show microglia sending processes to damage signals, such as ATP. Prof. Wu’s lab mainly focuses on how microglia communicate with neurons using electrophysiology and imaging approaches both in vitro and in vivo.