Muscle fibers (outlined with white) fluoresce tdTomato (red) 2 weeks after initiating Hoxa11 lineage labeling. (Wellik Lab)

Mouse islets where insulin-producing beta cells, glucagon-producing alpha cells, and somatostatin-producing delta cells are visualized. (Blum Lab)

CM division: Cardiomyocytes (in red) with select cells undergoing cell division, marked by a proliferation marker (in green). (Mahmoud Lab)

Nerves marked by scn8ab expression in 5-day-old zebrafish larvae. (Kang Lab)

A fluorescent multiplex panel for myeloid-derived immune populations in estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast tumors. (Ponik Lab)

A zebrafish blood stem cell (green) & its surrounding niche support cells are traced in a large 3D serial section electron microscopy dataset (Tamplin Lab)

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The Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology, a 2021 top 10 Anatomy/Cell Biology department nationally (Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research; BRIMR.ORG), is committed to understanding the fundamental mechanisms by which living systems operate at cellular and molecular levels of organization. By embracing a wide range of contemporary and emerging approaches and experimental systems, we seek to define signaling and regulatory pathways that provide the basis for understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Basic research is the centerpiece of the Department and serves as the driving force behind teaching and training efforts. The overarching research interests of the Department are highly interdisciplinary, emphasizing molecular, cellular and systems approaches to describe biological processes in molecular terms. To maintain its excellence and stature, the Department is currently focusing on existing strengths in four research areas: Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Cardiovascular Biology.

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John F. Fallon Excellence in Cell and Regenerative Biology Fund

Dr. John Fallon was a highly respected and admired scientist, educator, and mentor in the UW Departments of Anatomy and Cell and Regenerative Biology.  Although Dr. Fallon passed in 2020, The Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology continues to honor Dr. Fallon through the John F. Fallon Excellence in Cell and Regenerative Biology Fund.

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