• Gus Mouneimne, PhD

    Understanding How Cytoskeletal Architecture Regulates Cancer Metastasis

  • Noel Warfel, PhD

    Modeling the Effects of Hypoxia on Cancer Cells and Tumor Angiogenesis


    An Established Leader in Cutting-edge Research

  • Greg Rogers, PhD

    Investigating Mechanisms of Genomic Integrity

  • Jean Wilson, PhD

    Cell biology of barrier function in inflammatory bowel diseases


    Training Our Next Leaders in Biomedical Research

  • Samantha Harris, PhD

    Understanding Myosin Binding Protein-C in Health and Disease

  • Curtis Thorne, PhD

    Discovering Signals Controlling Cell Fate of Regenerative Tissues

  • Brett Colson, PhD

    Deciphering the Structural Basis for Muscle Contraction at the Molecular Level

  • Keith Maggert, PhD

    Understanding the Origins of Genome Instability


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

MCB Joint Seminar Series: Guang Yao 'Understand and Exploit the State of Silence (Cellular Quiescence)'
Tuesday 11:00am to 12:15pm
ENR2, Room S107

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

Fen Pei PhD Defense
Friday 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Social Sciences, Room 411

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

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