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)Laboratory of Cell & Molecular Biology (LCMB) and the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI) house faculty and staff Principal Investigators whose research work in the fields of Molecular Biology and Virology has greatly impacted the global scientific community.
Graduate Training:

Biophysics Graduate Program and Training Grant
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.

Program Chair: Meyer Jackson, Physiology
Program Coordinator: Katherine McVey
413 Bock Labs, 608-262-3203

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.

Program Chair: David Wassarman, Professor, Cell & Regenerative Biology
Program Coordinator: Jessica Karis
413 Bock Labs, 608-262-3203

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 at UW
Virus World

Lab News

New Evidence Links Virus to Brain Cancer

As many as 15 to 20 percent of all human cancers are caused by viruses, and the number is growing," says HCMV (human cytomegalovirus) expert Dr. Robert Kalejta, associate professor of oncology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and IMV facutly member. "The viruses may not cause cancer on their own, but they play a critical role in the process."