• Dr. Donata Vercelli — Awarded $15.3M P01 grant from the NIH NIAID to study the impact of microbial exposures on the immune responses and childhood asthma across the US/Mexico border.

  • College of Medicine iCourses provide flexible, stackable learning opportunities for pre-professional students.

  • The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona is home to leaders in many areas of biomedical research.

  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University students can participate in a joint graduate degree program featuring coursework in Cellular & Molecular Medicine from UArizona—entirely in India.


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 interdisciplinary environment through research activities, to advance knowledge of biological structure as related to function and disease from the molecular level to the whole organism.

Recent Publications

  • Airway administration of OM-85, a bacterial lysate, blocks experimental asthma by targeting dendritic cells and the epithelium/IL-33/ILC2 axis.
    Author(s): V. Pivniouk; J.A. Gimenes-Junior; P. Ezeh; A. Michael; O. Pivniouk; S. Hahn; S.R. VanLinden; S.P. Malone; A. Abidov; D. Anderson; J. Gozdz; A. DeVries; F.D. Martinez; C. Pasquali; D. Vercelli
    Date Published: 2021 Sep 21
    PMID: 34560105
  • Tissue engineering techniques for iPSC derived three-dimensional cardiac constructs.
    Author(s): T. Salem; Z. Frankman; J. Churko
    Date Published: 2021 Sep 03
    PMID: 34476988
  • Antihypertensive drug treatment and susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection in human PSC-derived cardiomyocytes and primary endothelial cells.
    Author(s): J. Iwanski; S.G. Kazmouz; S. Li; B. Stansfield; T.T. Salem; S. Perez-Miller; T. Kazui; L. Jena; J.L. Uhrlaub; S. Lick; J. Nikolich-Žugich; J.P. Konhilas; C.C. Gregorio; M. Khanna; S.K. Campos; J.M. Churko
    Date Published: 2021 Sep 01
    PMCID: PMC8407952  PMID: 34525378
  • Metformin: Experimental and Clinical Evidence for a Potential Role in Emphysema Treatment.
    Author(s): F. Polverino; T.David Wu; J. Rojas-Quintero; X. Wang; J. Mayo; M. Tomchaney; J. Tram; S. Packard; D. Zhang; K.H. Cleveland; E. Cordoba-Lanus; C.A. Owen; A. Fawzy; G.L. Kinney; C.P. Hersh; N.N. Hansel; K. Doubleday; M. Sauler; Y. Tesfaigzi; J.G. Ledford; C. Casanova; J. Zmijewski; J. Konhilas; P.R. Langlais; R. Schnellmann; I. Rahman; M. McCormack; B. Celli
    Date Published: 2021 May 25
    PMID: 34033525
  • Single-Cell Epigenomics and Functional Fine-Mapping of Atherosclerosis GWAS Loci.
    Author(s): T. Örd; K. Õunap; L. Stolze; R. Aherrahrou; V. Nurminen; I. Selvarajan; A. Toropainen; T. Lönnberg; E. Aavik; S. Ylä-Herttuala; M. Civelek; C.E. Romanoski; M.U. Kaikkonen
    Date Published: 2021 May 24
    PMID: 34024118

Recent News

Drs. Donata Vercelli and Julie Ledford Co-Investigators on $1.4M NIAID Grant
Oct 11 2021 - 1:15pm

Drs. Donata Vercelli and Julie Ledford are co-investigators on a grant awarded to Dr. Monica Kraft, Chair of the UArizona Department of Medicine. The grant was received from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study innate immunity and viral infection in asthma.

Warfel Lab Identifies Mechanism for Slowing Cancer Growth
Oct 4 2021 - 4:00pm

Dr. Noel Warfel's lab has discovered a mechanism to control blood vessel growth in cancerous tumors. Dr. Warfel was recently featured on the local news. Click for more.

Dr. Carol Gregorio
Dr. Carol Gregorio Named Czarina M. and Humberto S. Lopez Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
Sep 13 2021 - 11:30am

Dr. Carol Gregorio is the inaugural chair holder of the Czarina M. and Humberto S. Lopez Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research.

Mouneimne Lab Finds Breast Cancer's Response to Tumor Stiffness May Predict Bone Metastasis
Aug 24 2021 - 1:30pm

Adam Watson, Gus Mouneimne, and a cadre of stellar collaborators in CMM and beyond, demonstrate that the stiffness of the tumor microenvironment can persistently alter cancer cell behavior, even after dissemination to softer microenvironments, by a process termed “mechanical memory.”

Upcoming Events

CMM Seminar Series: Nichlas Engels
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CMM Seminar Series: Natalie Iannuzo
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CMM Seminar Series: Dr. James Ferrell
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CMM Seminar Series: Alice Solomon
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm