Graduate Programs in which CRB Faculty Participate

Prospective graduate students interested in working with CRB faculty may apply for admission to the following UW-Madison PhD programs. (Check with the specific faculty member first; not all faculty participate in all graduate programs.)

Biomedical Engineering

Cancer Biology

Cellular & Molecular Biology (CMB)

Cellular & Molecular Pathology (CMP)


Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology (ERP)


Integrated Program in Biochemistry (iPiB)

Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS)

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP; MD/PhD program)

Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology (MCP)

Molecular & Environmental Toxicology (METC)

Neuroscience Training Program (NTP)

Physiology Graduate Training Program (PGTP)


University of Wisconsin Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center

Click to enlarge Beginning in 1995 with the first successful culturing of embryonic stem cells from non-human primates, and later with the isolation of the world's first human embryonic stem cells, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been a leader in the companion fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) is an umbrella organization operating under the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Graduate School. A number of faculty members of the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology are also members of the SCRMC, which provides a central point of contact, information and facilitation for all stem cell research activities on campus. The center's mission is to advance the science of stem cell biology and foster breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support and education. For further information regarding the MCP program, please visit the link below:

Figure (right): Neural stem cells (arrowheads) and newly born neurons (arrow) in the developing mushroom body of the Drosophila brain (J. Plavicki and G. Boekhoff-Falk) (Click to enlarge)

University of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Research Center

Cardiovascular research is an historically important aspect of research activities at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

In 1995, the UW Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) was established both to provide a focus for cardiovascular sciences and to facilitate our emergence as a national leader in cardiovascular research. Since then, faculty from seven schools and colleges have come together to invigorate a University-wide, interdisciplinary research focus in cardiovascular sciences. This is a much needed and important initiative because, despite considerable progress in this area, cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death of adult men and women in our nation.

The Cardiovascular Research Center brings together over 130 researchers, physicians and educators to focus on ways to prevent and treat cardiac problems. These investigators represent more than 30 specialties--from genetics, neuroscience, regenerative biology and preventive cardiology to cardiovascular surgery and more. They attack cardiovascular problems through basic research, clinical investigation, diagnosis, treatment and public education.

The CVRC facilitates the development of interdisciplinary research and training programs in cardiovascular sciences, with emphasis on both fundamental and translational research. Ultimately, the goal of a strong focus in cardiovascular biology is to translate research activity into improved understanding of disease processes and improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Please visit the CVRC website at: