The Center for Cell & Molecular Signaling is a multidisciplinary and interdepartmental research unit. Administratively, the Center is a Division of the Department of Physiology, directed by Dr. Douglas C. Eaton and co-directed by Dr. Jeff Sands. Fiscally, the Center receives a small amount of support as a direct line item in the Medical School budget. Academically, all the investigators hold faculty positions in traditional Medical School Departments. Currently, the Center has eleven investigators: six from Physiology, two from Medicine, and one each from Anesthesiology, Pathology, and Pediatrics. One investigator also has an appointment at the VA Medical Center. In addition, Center members have established close collaborations with investigators at other institutions including the Medical College of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College.