Welcome to the Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism program!

Modern cell biology is a dynamic discipline that integrates multiple fields, including molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, physiology, developmental biology, cytology and genetics. Cell biologists investigate the basic structural and functional units of life: cells that compose all living organisms. Once reliant primarily on microscopic methods, cell biologists now take advantage of cutting edge methods in ultrastructure, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, and utilize a diverse range of model organisms. Program faculty conduct research in cellular metabolism; cell motility, the cytoskeleton, and muscle physiology; intracellular trafficking and organelle function; membrane transport; and signal transduction and cell cycle regulation. Cell Biology research at Penn has contributed to numerous medical advances in recent years, including those related to diabetes, blindness, muscular dystrophy and cancer.

The CPM program is supported by Penn Cell Biology, an umbrella organization that sponsors and coordinates seminars and other events for our many investigators, students and fellows.

 

CPM Committees

Admissions

Dr. Ben Prosser (Chair)
Dr. Zoltan Arany
Dr. Melike Lakadamyali
Dr. Paul Titchenell

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Advising

Dr. Erika Holzbaur, Program Chair

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Curriculum

Dr. Rick Assoian (Chair)
Dr. Joseph Baur
Dr. Becky Wells

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Executive

Dr. Erika Holzbaur, Program Chair
Dr. Rick Assioan, Curriculum Committee Chair
Dr. Jan Burkhardt
Dr. Carol Deutsch
Dr. Kevin Foskett
Dr. Wei Guo
Dr. Sandra Maday
Dr. Mickey Marks
Dr. Michael Ostap
Dr. John Weisel

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Penn Cell Biology (PCB) Website

Dr. Joseph Baur
Yaoyo Gong, Student Representative
Vineet Kulkarni, Student Representative

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Prelim Advising

Dr. Yair Argon
Dr. Matthew Good
Dr. Vera Krymskaya
Dr. Mickey Marks
Dr. Paul Titchenell

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