Introduction & Information

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Introduction & Information

Welcome to the Center for Cell Signaling

The Center for Cell Signaling is a multidisciplinary biomedical research center in the School of Medicine.  The Center provides a vibrant atmosphere for talented postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research assistants to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction.

These pathways determine whether cells survive, die or proliferate and dicate their specialized functions. These pathways often are perturbed in human diseases and the proteins are the targets for new generations of pharmaceuticals, and function as biomarkers for disease and therapeutic responses.

Researchers from around the world and students from various UVA programs contribute to the diversity and vitality of our research community. We are proud that several of our students have won top research awards and most present their results at national conferences and publish them in leading peer-reviewed biomedical journals.

The Center was created about 20 years ago by a generous grant from the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust (see History) and funds from the School of Medicine and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located in the University of Virginia Health System, the Center is located in the West Complex Multistory Building. Offices and laboratories of Center faculty, research support facilities, and administrative offices are accessible by elevator from the Main Lobby of West Complex.

I invite you to explore this website to see who we are and what we are doing, and we welcome your interest in and support of our activities.

David L. Brautigan,
Center Director