• Nathan Ellis, PhD

    Aberrant DNA Replication and Genomic Instability

  • DISCOVERY

    A Thriving Environment for Biomedical Discovery

  • Gus Mouneimne, PhD

    Understanding How Cytoskeletal Architecture Regulates Cancer Metastasis

  • Jean Wilson, PhD

    Cell biology of barrier function in inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Brett Colson, PhD

    Deciphering the Structural Basis for Muscle Contraction at the Molecular Level

  • Greg Rogers, PhD

    Investigating Mechanisms of Genomic Integrity

  • Tom Doetschman, PhD

    Synergistic activities of TGFbeta deficiency and the gut microbiome in colon cancer.

  • Samantha Harris, PhD

    Understanding myosin binding protein-C in health and disease

  • Casey Romanoski, PhD

    Systems Genetics Approaches to Identify Mechanisms of Complex Diseases

  • Keith Maggert, PhD

    Understanding the Origins of Genome Instability

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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.

Announcements

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”.
https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua-cancer-center-scientist-recognized-b...
https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2017/04/06/creative-minds-a-new-mechanism-...

UA ARCS Scholars - 2017-18

Congratulations to Kelvin Pond and John Ryniawec, our UA ARCS Foundation Scholars for 2017-18!