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.

Recent News

Faculty Recruitment - Assistant Professor Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Cryo-Electron Microscopy

The Center for Integrative Proteomics...
Interview with Dr. Joanna Burger Read an excellent interview with Joanna Burger, CBN professor and, as described below, a "globetrotting...
Wecome Message from the Chair Welcome back to the start of a new academic year!

On behalf of the Cell Biology and Neuroscience faculty, welcome to...

Seminars / Events

Fri Oct 24 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Long-Jun Wu, PhD – Rutgers University
Fri Dec 12 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Adam Kepecs, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Fri Jan 23 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
David Chan, MD, PhD - Caltech
Fri Jan 30 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Dandan Sun, MD, PhD - Univ of Pittsburgh
Fri Feb 13 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Anna Roe, PhD - Vanderbilt University
Fri Feb 20 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Diane Lipscombe, PhD - Brown 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.