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Cell biology is a dynamic field rooted in the anatomical sciences. It focuses on understanding structure and function of the cell, its physiological properties and the organization and function of the organelles that comprise it. 

Our department is dedicated to understanding cellular function through state-of-the art research in areas such as autophagy and apoptosis, bone metabolism, developmental biology, molecular motors, dysphagia/swallowing disorders, exosome biology, renal disease, stem cell research, vision science (retina and cornea), and cell wounding. 

We are dedicated to conveying new knowledge to future scientists and educating the next generation of scientists, clinicians and other healthcare professionals. We welcome your interest in our department and invite you to learn more about exciting research and educational opportunities within the department!

MissionThe Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy has as its core mission the advancement of outstanding research and education. We work collaboratively to discover new knowledge through innovative biomedical research, to transmit that knowledge to students, and to train future researchers, educators and health care professionals.


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Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Health Sciences Campus

Carl T. Sanders R & E Building



1120 15th Street, CB 1101, Augusta, GA 30912


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Watsky to step down as dean of The Graduate School; Sullivan named interim

After serving seven years as dean of The Graduate School, Dr. Mitchell Watsky plans to return to the faculty effective July 1.

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Lipid helps heal the eye’s frontline protection

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Body donors give gift of education to Augusta University students

“You’re seeing someone in front of you that has given everything, right up until the very end. So that makes you appreciate that aspect of it, and then I think that bond starts to grow. I don’t think you realize it. I think it’s just something that evolves over a period of time that you’re, you know, that you’re here.”

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Six faculty members honored at Augusta University Research Institute Awards

Six members of Augusta University’s faculty were recognized at the 2019 Augusta University Research Institute Awards on Friday, Oct. 18.