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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 St.,
CB 1101, Augusta, GA 30912


Georgia Cancer Center

Faculty recognized with Augusta University Research Institute awards

Seven faculty members received awards for their excellence in research and teaching at Augusta University.

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Hamrick named MCG’s senior associate dean for research

Dr. Mark Hamrick, bone and muscle biologist, federally funded investigator and honored educator and scientist, has been named senior associate dean for research at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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Diabetes dramatically reduces the kidney’s ability to clean itself

The kidneys often become bulky and dysfunctional in diabetes, and now scientists have found that one path to this damage dramatically reduces the kidney’s ability to clean up after itself.

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$3 million National Eye Institute grant supports growth of vision research at MCG, AU

“This growing group of scientists has always been a highly collaborative and collegial group, happy to share their expertise and equipment, but the grant enables us to formalize and expand our sharing more efficiently and effectively."