Primary Faculty

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
Associate Department Head, Education, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Foundations Block Director
(520) 626-7480

Developing methods and content that will prepare students to be effective health care providers. I direct the Foundations Block of the pre-clinical medical curriculum and teach histology throughout the pre-clinical curriculum.
Associate Dean, Research-Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 621-7201

Research in our laboratory investigates mechanisms regulating lineage diversification and morphogenesis during embryogenesis.
Research Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

My research interests are focused on the synthesis and trafficking of RNA in muscle cells and the molecular genetics of muscle cell diseases.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
520-621-1950

Deciphering the structural basis for cardiac muscle contraction at the molecular level in healthy heart physiology and disease.
Deputy Dean, Research Affairs
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
(520) 626-7553

We study the molecular mechanisms of human cancer progression and metastasis and the regulation of cell surface adhesion molecules, called integrins.
Assistant Professor, (Educator Scholar Track)
Director of Anatomy
(520) 626-9299

My research interest is the design and development of digital teaching tools and apps in anatomy.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
(520) 626-9925

My current research involves evaluating student heart rate during lecture as a measure of engagement and teaching effectiveness.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 626-4901

Synergistic activities of TGFbeta deficiency and the gut microbiome in colon cancer.
Director, Research Microscopy Core Service
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)

Director for the CMM Certificate in BioMedical Science, the Masters of Science degree and the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway program.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Scientific Director, Cancer Biology Research Program
520-626-7979

Genetic analysis of genomic instability in cancer susceptibility.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-2103

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Physiology
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, BIO5 Insitutue
(520) 626-3641

Mechanisms whereby the giant filamentous protein titin influence muscle structure and function.
Vice Dean for Innovation and Development – COM - Tucson
Department Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Director, Sarver Heart Center
Director, Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 626-8113

The research in my laboratory is focused on identifying the components and molecular mechanisms regulating cytoskeletal architecture in cardiac and skeletal muscle during normal development and in disease.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
520-621-0291

Cardiac muscle mechanics; regulation of myocardial contraction; molecular basis of inherited cardiomyopathies; myofilament proteins.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Res - (Research Scholar Track)
520-626-8044

My research is currently focused on the role and regulation of serine protease Kallikrein 6 in metastatic colon cancer. Other research area is polyamine metabolism in inflammation-induced gastrointestinal malignancies.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Scientist, Sarver Heart Center
(520) 626-9370

My research seeks to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying organ development in the vertebrate embryo.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Department Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Investigator, Center for Toxicology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Public Health
(520) 626-6716

Our lab studies the pulmonary effects following early life exposure to environmental agents relevant to the southwestern United States (arsenic and arsenic containing dusts).
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
520-626-1044

My research explores the regulation and function of key cell surface receptors in cells of the immune system.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-9545

Connection between epignetic instability and chromosome damage.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
GIDP Chair, Cancer Biology
Director, Research / Facilities
(520) 626-4250

My overall interest is in elucidating the mechanisms that lead to disregulated cell signaling that occurs during tumorigenesis.
Professor, Emeritus

Research has focused on: (a) the interactive role of bacterial toxins with toxicants in liver pathophysiology; (b) the role of milk-borne substances in liver development; and (c) ageing of the liver.
Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Program Leader, Prostate Cancer Research
520-626-2269

Defining the mechanisms by which cell adhesion and the tumor microenvironment promote prostate cancer progression and metastasis.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520)-626-4616

Understanding How Cytoskeletal Architecture Regulates Cancer Metastasis
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Research Scholar Track)
(520) 626-4198

The Ottenheijm Lab focuses on the role of titin-based mechanosensing in diaphragm physiology.
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
520-626-0391

To investigate underlying molecular profiles in cancer patient data using integrated computational analysis of multi-omics data in the context of disease outcome, treatment and progression.
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

My work is focused on understanding how the architecture of muscle cells is regulated, with particular emphasis on how actin filaments assemble and how aberrant actin filament assembly leads to myopathies.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Research Scholar Track)
Assistant Research Scientist, Respiratory Sciences
520-626-9644

I study molecular mechanisms of allergy and asthma using mouse models.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Department Head, Faculty Development, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
520-626-3925

Understanding cellular mechanisms that regulate centrosome duplication, nuclear organization, and genomic integrity.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Assistant Professor & Research Fellow, BIO5 Institute
(520)-626-7244

Systems genetics approaches to identify mechanisms of complex disease.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Research Scientist, Sarver Heart Center
Investigator, Center for Toxicology
(520) 626-2326

Research in this lab is focused on 3 projects. A. Regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in heart development and cancer. B. Mitochondrial transfer from stem cells to myocytes. C. Congenital heart disease from exposure to trichloroethylene.
Assistant Professor/Research, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
520-626-9048

I am interested in research that advances our knowledge on cancers including their biology, signal transduction and novel therapeutics.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Course - Clinical Reasoning
(520) 626-2553

Paul St. John’s current research is in the area of medical education. It includes questions related to the clinical reasoning process, alternate teaching/learning formats in medical education, and innovative methods of student assessment.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Director, Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases
(520) 626-6387

Genetic, epigenetic and environmental mechanisms that control susceptibility to complex lung diseases
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
520-626-7756

Understanding the complex biological mechanisms that allow cancer cells to thrive in the hypoxic tumor microenvironment and developing new therapeutic strategies to oppose hypoxia-mediated therapeutic resistance.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 626-2557

The Wilson laboratory works on the establishment and maintenance of the integrity of the intestine through the regulation of membrane trafficking to the apical plasma membrane domain.