• Greg Rogers, PhD

    Investigating Mechanisms of Genomic Integrity

  • Curtis Thorne, PhD

    Discovering Signals Controlling Cell Fate of Regenerative Tissues

  • Noel Warfel, PhD

    Modeling the Effects of Hypoxia on Cancer Cells and Tumor Angiogenesis

  • Nathan Ellis, PhD

    Aberrant DNA Replication and Genomic Instability

  • Casey Romanoski, PhD

    Systems Genetics Approaches to Identify Mechanisms of Complex Diseases


    A Thriving Environment for Biomedical Discovery

  • Samantha Harris, PhD

    Understanding Myosin Binding Protein-C in Health and Disease

  • Keith Maggert, PhD

    Understanding the Origins of Genome Instability

  • Jean Wilson, PhD

    Cell biology of barrier function in inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Tom Doetschman, PhD

    Synergistic Activities of TGFbeta Deficiency and the Gut Microbiome in Colon Cancer


Message from the Chair

The mission of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is to provide pre- and post-doctoral, medical and graduate education in an interdisplinary environment through research activities, to advance knowledge of biological structure as related to function and disease from the molecular level to the whole organism.


Congratulations to Dr. Noel Warfel

Congratulations to Dr. Noel Warfel who was awarded a Lung Cancer Discovery Award, a one year $100,000 grant from the American Lung Association to fund his project “Targeting PIM kinases to Oppose Nrf2-driven Lung Cancers”

Romanoski Lab discovers DNA variations that may underlie susceptibility to coronary artery disease.

In a recent study led by UA Assistant Professor Casey Romanoski, PhD, the research team used genome-wide epigenetics to identify major drivers of human artery endothelial cell responses to inflammatory environments. They utilized endothelial genome sequences called enhancers to pinpoint DNA variation in humans that may underpin differential susceptibility to coronary artery disease. Their findings, published June 6th in eLIFE (https://elifesciences.org/articles/22536), improve our understanding of vascular biology and moves us one step closer to understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease.

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Maggert

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Maggert who has received the prestigious NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award, a five-year $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund his project “Induced transgenerational inheritance without epigenetics”.

Upcoming Events

CMM Joint Seminar Series: Michael Worobey
Tuesday 11:00am to 12:15pm
Bio Sciences West, Room 208

Student Seminar Series: Sebastian Zeltzer
Tuesday 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Medical Research Building, Room 102

Tech Launch Arizona Startup Forum
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Medical Research Building, Room 102

CMM Joint Seminar Series: Scott Michaels
Tuesday 11:00am to 12:15pm
ENR2 Room S107

MCB Joint Seminar Series: Wolfgang Peti 'Turning Phosphatases into Specific Drug Targets'
Thursday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
MRB Room 102