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Our mission is to support and promote research and teaching in cell biology and related disciplines at UCSD, San Diego, and beyond. 

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THE BREAKTHROUGH: Designer DNA Drugs for Gene Silencing Therapy for Nervous System Disease
With welcome remarks by: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla
Hela_mitosisHeLa cells undergoing mitosis.
Image by Yao Wong & Arshad Desai.
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neurospheresIPSC-derived neurospheres making synaptic connections.
Image by Alysson Muotri
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Dynamic topological domains (TADs) in mammalian chromosomes.
Image by Anthony Schmitt and Bing Ren.
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News & Announcements

Don W. Cleveland Awarded 2018 Breakthrough Prize

Marilyn G. Farquhar Receives 2017 Revelle Medal

12/7/2017: The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine joined the scientific community and esteemed colleagues to celebrate and congratulate two of its most highly distinguished faculty in late 2017, upon recognition of their lifetime achievements advancing scientific research in the field of cellular and molecular medicine and the life sciences


1/25/2018: In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and ...
1/15/2018: Neurons derived from people with mutations linked to autism display diverse abnormalities that may ...
11/27/2017: Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institu...

Upcoming Seminars

The Breakthrough: Designer DNA Drugs for Gene Silencing Therapy for Nervous System Disease
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Don Cleveland, Ph.D., (UC San Diego, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine)
Hosted by: Chancellor Predeep K. Khosla and Vice Chancellor David Brenner
Location: SPECIAL LOCATION: Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Building Auditorium
At the Intersection of Vertebrate DNA Replication and Repair
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Johannes Walter, Ph.D., (Harvard Medical School)
Hosted by: Arshad Desai
Location: Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room
Optical Tools for Observing and Controlling Complex Biological Systems
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Ed Boyden, (MIT)
Hosted by: Gene Yeo
Location: Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Recent Publications

Kim KW, Tang NH, Andrusiak MG, Wu Z, Chisholm AD, Jin Y
Neuron.97 (3): 511-519.
Fu Y, Breljak D, Onishi A, Batz F, Patel R, Huang W, Song P, Freeman B, Mayoux E, Koepsell H, Anzai N, Nigam SK, Sabolić I, Vallon V.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol