Cells

Understanding the structure and function of cells and their many parts, in health and in disease—that's cell biology. Studies in cell biology focus on questions like:

  • How do cells move, communicate, divide, and ultimately die?
  • How are cellular components made and maintained?
  • What tools do we need to study cells up close and in real time?

Follow the links below to learn more.


Pathways Icon.Pathways

A collaboration between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc., that provides a collection of free educational resources about basic biomedical science and research careers.

Biomedical Beat Icon.Biomedical Beat

A blog highlighting NIGMS-funded research and scientists, as well as images and tools that help illustrate biomedical concepts and advances to the general public.

Findings Magazine Icon.Findings

A magazine published from 2001 to 2017 that showcased diverse scientists who were doing cutting-edge research and leading interesting lives.


Fact Sheets


Multimedia

Image and Video Gallery Icon.Image and Video Gallery

Scientific photos, illustrations, and videos from NIGMS grantees

The Cell: An Image Library Icon.The Cell: An Image Library

Repository of images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, funded by NIGMS

iBiology Icon.iBiology

Collection of videos that convey the excitement of modern biology research, the scientific process, and the people behind the discoveries, supported by NIGMS