Welcome to Bock Labs

The R. M. Bock Laboratories serves the campus and the larger communities (state, national, international) through the following unique entities:

Research Centers


The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) is a research institute with a mission to conduct research and training in the area of virology, primarily at the molecular level, and to serve as the coordinating focus on the UW-Madison campus for research and training in virology.

The Laboratory of Cell & Molecular Biology (LCMB) fosters excellence in interdisciplinary research which crosses departmental boundaries. It acts as a center for graduate training and is staffed by research groups specializing in biophotonics, cell biology, molecular and developmental biology and neurobiology.

The Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI) within the LCMB is a biophotonics instrumentation laboratory with a mission to develop advanced optical and computational techniques for imaging and experimentally manipulating living specimens.

The two Bock Labs research centers house faculty and staff whose research work in the fields of Molecular Biology and Virology has greatly impacted the global scientific community.

Graduate Training
Program Chair
David Wassarman Professor
Cell & Regenerative Biology
Program Chair
Meyer Jackson
Christina Hull
Biomolecular Chemistry

The Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
The Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, CMB, offers students research opportunities with more than 170 CMB faculty trainers in over 40 different departments, on a campus known for interdepartmental cooperation and collaboration.

Biophysics Graduate Program and NIH Training Grant in Molecular Biophysics
Modern biophysics combines state-of-the-art physical measurements with computational models to understand the detailed physical mechanisms underlying the behavior of complex biological systems.

Molecular Biosciences Training Grant
For the last 25 years, the Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG) program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison has enhanced the training of highly promising graduate students who intend to become leaders in the fields of cellular, biochemical and molecular sciences.

Services/Outreach to the Scientific and Educational Communities

Microscopy resources
Virus Image Library

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