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Department of Cell Biology & Physiology

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology is a basic science department within The University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The department, established in 1997, focuses on the study of biological structure, fundamental cellular and physiological processes and their relationships to human disease.

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The members of the departmental faculty come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds that includes clinical anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, and molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

The divisions within the department include:

  • Cancer Cell Biology
  • Vascular Biology/Physiology
  • Structural Biology
  • Medical and Graduate Education

The department consists of 12 faculty members with primary appointments in the department as well as faculty with secondary or adjunct appointments from other basic science and clinical departments at UNM. Currently, approximately one dozen students and postdoctoral fellows are carrying out their training within the department through the Biomedical Research Education Cardiovascular Research Training Program (CRTP).