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

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

  • Dr. Donata Vercelli was named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow

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


Message from the Interim Chair

Mission: To improve the quality of human life by advancing the understanding of health and disease through basic and translational research, and imparting this knowledge through medical and graduate training, in pursuit of better health for everyone.

The mission of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is achieved by providing pre- and post-doctoral, medical, graduate, and undergraduate education in an interdisciplinary environment through research activities, teaching, and service, to advance knowledge of biology as related to normal function and disease at the cellular and molecular level.

Recent Publications

  • Evaluation of Swab-Seq as a scalable, sensitive assay for community surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
    Author(s): H.J. Kang; S. Allison; A. Spangenberg; T. Carr; R. Sprissler; M. Halonen; D.A. Cusanovich
    Date Published: 23 FEB 2022
    PMCID: PMC8866503  PMID: 35197492
  • Polo-like kinase 4 homodimerization and condensate formation regulate its own protein levels but are not required for centriole assembly.
    Author(s): J.M. Ryniawec; D.W. Buster; L.K. Slevin; C.J. Boese; A. Amoiroglou; S.M. Dean; K.C. Slep; G.C. Rogers
    Date Published: 2023 May 10
    PMID: 37163316
  • FOXO nuclear shuttling dynamics are stimulus-dependent and correspond with cell fate.
    Author(s): K.A. Lasick; E. Jose; A.M. Samayoa; L. Shanks; K.W. Pond; C.A. Thorne; A.L. Paek
    Date Published: 2023 Mar 01
    PMCID: PMC10011729  PMID: 36735481
  • PIM1 phosphorylates ABI2 to enhance actin dynamics and promote tumor invasion.
    Author(s): C.C. Jensen; A.N. Clements; H. Liou; L.E. Ball; J.R. Bethard; P.R. Langlais; R.K. Toth; S.S. Chauhan; A.L. Casillas; S.R. Daulat; A.S. Kraft; A.E. Cress; C.K. Miranti; G. Mouneimne; G.C. Rogers; N.A. Warfel
    Date Published: 2023 Jun 05
    PMCID: PMC10103708  PMID: 37042842
  • Genetically engineered human pituitary corticotroph tumor organoids exhibit divergent responses to glucocorticoid receptor modulators.
    Author(s): S. Mallick; J. Chakrabarti; J. Eschbacher; A.G. Moraitis; A.E. Greenstein; J. Churko; K.W. Pond; A. Livolsi; C.A. Thorne; A.S. Little; K.C.J. Yuen; Y. Zavros
    Date Published: 2023 Jun
    PMID: 36640905

Recent News

Dr. Henk Granzier Awarded Distinguished Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize
May 18 2023 - 4:00pm

Dr. Henk Granzier, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, was awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity. This prize honors individuals who have made major contributions to their field, with an emphasis on originality.

Warfel Lab Discovers New Mechanisms Driving Prostate Cancer Invasion
Apr 26 2023 - 11:00am

The Warfel lab has published a paper in the Journal of Cell Biology identifying PIM1 as a critical regulator actin dynamics and hypoxia-induced cell migration that is critical for prostate cancer invasion.

Dr. James Proffitt Awarded 2023 COM-T Teaching Awards
Mar 20 2023 - 10:30am

Assistant Professor James Proffitt received two faculty awards from the College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Proffitt received the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, as well as an Award Recognizing Professionalism in Basic Science Teaching.

Training Tomorrow's Genetic Counselors
Mar 10 2023 - 9:00am

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and University of Arizona Health Sciences are training some of Arizona's next genetic counselors. Click for more.