• Greg Rogers, PhD

    Investigating Mechanisms of Genomic Integrity

  • Nathan Ellis, PhD

    Aberrant DNA Replication and Genomic Instability


    An Established Leader in Cutting-edge Research


    A Thriving Environment for Biomedical Discovery

  • Samantha Harris, PhD

    Understanding myosin binding protein-C in health and disease


    Training Our Next Leaders in Biomedical Research

  • Gus Mouneimne, PhD

    Understanding How Cytoskeletal Architecture Regulates Cancer Metastasis

  • Jean Wilson, PhD

    Cell biology of barrier function in inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Keith Maggert, PhD

    Understanding the Origins of Genome Instability

  • 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.


CMM/IMB Joint Student Seminar - Spring 2017
CONGRATULATIONS!! to Keith A. Maggert, Ph.D.

Keith Maggert - 2016 Transformative Research Award Recipient
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Project Title: Induced Transgenerational Inheritance without Epigenetics
Grant ID: R01-GM-123640  Dr. Maggert is an Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Univeristy of Arizona, and Research Member in the University of Arizona Cancer Center.  He earned his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Biology in 2000 at the Univeristy of California San Diego in the laboratory of Dr. Gary H. Karpen, where he studied the epigenetics of centromere identity.  His postdoctoral research investigating the genetic properties of heterochromatin was performed wth Dr. Kent G. Golic at the Univeristy of Utah.  Dr. Maggert’s current work focuses on heterochromatin biology and epigenetic silencing in the fruit fly Drosophila and in humans, focusing on repeat gene regulation and instability.  He moved to the Univeristy of Arizona from Texas A&M University in 2015.

CMM/MCB/CBC Joint Seminar Series

Upcoming Events

MCB/Astrobio Joint Faculty Search: Annette Rowe 'Eating Rocks! Understanding Microbial Energy Conservation with Solid State Minerals'
11:00am to 12:15pm
ENR2 Room S107

MCB Joint Seminar Series: Matt Thayer
11:00am to 12:00pm
Bio Sciences West, Room 208

MCB/Astrobio Joint Faculty Search: Matthew Herron 'Evolution of Biological Complexity in the Volvocine Algae'
11:00am to 12:15pm
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MCB/Astrobio Joint Faculty Search: Betul Kacar 'Reconstructing Life's Origins and Early Evolution Using Ancient-Modern Hybrid Organisms'
11:00am to 12:15pm
ENR2 Room S107

MCB Joint Seminar Series: Carol Cleland
11:00am to 12:00pm
Bio Sciences West, Room 208