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  • A kymograph

    displaying the movements of polymerizing microtubules (GFP-EB3, teal) and kinetochores (mRFP-CENP-B, magenta and yellow). Stumpff Lab

  • Transcription factor retention on mitotic chromosomes

    A unique dimension to epigenetic control. An osteoblast cell undergoing mitosis was stained with antibodies specific for the osteoblast master regulatory protein Runx2 (green) and the cytoskeletal structural protein Tubilin (red). Cells were counterstained with DAPI to visualize DNA. J. Stein Lab

  • A metaphase human cell

    expressing GFP-Kif18B (green), a kinesin-like motor, and stained for EB1 (red) and DNA (blue). Stumpff Lab

  • Endothelial Cells

    Image shows human endothelial cells forming tubes after induction of angiogenesis on Matrigel cell matrix. Cells are stained with phalloidin (green) and DAPI (blue). Lounsbury Lab

  • A tripolar mitotic spindle

    overexpressing GFP-Kif18A (green) stained for DNA (blue) and kinetochores (red). Stumpff Lab

  • Graduate Student Research

    Perinuclear organization of the transcription factor FoxM1 in malignant mesothelioma cells. Brian Cunniff, PhD, CMB Alumnus

  • A confocal image

    showing the intracellular localization of VTI13, a SNARE protein required for polarized growth in arabidopsis. VTI13 is found in both the vacuole membrane and in mobile compartments within growing cells. Tierney lab

  • Structure of a filament

    of RAD51 recombinase (alternating, identical subunits shown in cyan and green, for clarity). Morrical Lab

  • A mitotic spindle

    in a metaphase human cell stained for microtubules (green), kinetochores (red) and DNA (blue). Stumpff Lab

  • Visualization of Individual HIV-1 Virions

    Conventional (left) and sub-diffraction (right) imaging of HIV-1 Env at viral assembly sites. Individual budding virions can clearly be resolved using the sub-diffraction imaging technique STORM CMB Alumnus, Nathan Roy, PhD

  • Kinetochores (green) and centrosomes (red)

    in a human cell depleted of the kinesin-like motors Kif18A and Kid. Stumpff Lab

  • Transmission electron microscopy

    of sigma factor sporulation mutant forespore. Courtesy of the Shen Lab.

  • Anaphase human cell

    stained for microtubules (green) and DNA (purple). Stumpff Lab

  • Mouse embryonic fibroblasts

    treated with adenovirus expressing Cre-eGFP (Green) to conditionally knock down HiNF-P gene and actin filaments are stained with Phalloidin (Red) immunofluorescence microscopy. The nuclei are stained with DAPI (Blue). J. Stein Lab

  • Chromosome alignment defects

    in a mitotic cell depleted of CENP-E and stained for microtubules (red), kinetochores (green) and DNA (blue). Stumpff Lab

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences

The Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) program provides personalized training in a graduate-student focused, state-of-the-art research environment. Our graduates are highly qualified scientists ready to take on the rigors of scientific careers.

Our interdisciplinary program is comprised of highly dedicated research faculty in 16 departments across the UVM campus. This breadth, combined with a collegial atmosphere, provides an ideal environment for studying the molecular, cellular, genetic, biophysical, and biochemical mechanisms that control organismal development and underlie human disease.

Furthermore, UVM is located in Burlington, VT, which is consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the United States.

Prospective Students

The CMB Graduate Program is looking to train students who have a passion to learn and want to become successful in the sciences. See if you have the qualifications it takes to earn your PhD with some world-renowned faculty.

Current Students

The Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program focuses on several major areas that will contribute to your individual development while earning your PhD and becoming a scientist. Academics, Research and Professional Skills.


CMB faculty have primary appointments in clinical as well as basic science departments, which brings a broad perspective of contemporary problems in cell, molecular and biomedical sciences.

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