Welcome to UW Biological Structure

Neuromast mitochondria


Retinal circuit


A novel retinal cell.



The Department of Biological Structure studies the structure and function of molecules, cells and networks with an emphasis on the nervous system.


Clare Gamlin from the Wong lab defended her thesis

Clare Gamlin from the Wong Lab and graduate student of the Neuroscience Program defended her thesis "Development and regulation of synaptic divergence in the mammalian retina" successfully in January. We wish her all the best and thank her for all her contributions to the department !

Dr. Levi Todd has received a Washington Research Foundation Fellowship

Dr. Levi Todd has received a Washington Research Foundation Fellowship effective 4/1/19.  His project focuses on improving retinal regeneration through modulating the retinal immune system.  Dr. Todd is a Senior Fellow in the lab of Dr. Tom Reh. 

Dr Tom Reh receives a National Eye Institute Audacious Goals grant
Grant Award

Research to prevent vision loss from glaucoma will be aided by a project funded through a major National Eye Institute effort in regenerative medicine. The lab of Tom Reh, professor of biological structure at the UW School of Medicine, will join with scientists at other institutions to look at a possible cell-replacement approach to correcting degeneration of the optic nerve. Read the entire UW Medicine newsroom article here https://newsroom.uw.edu/news/new-research-models-may-lead-vision-loss-tr...