• 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.

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

  • 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.


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

  • 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
  • Stabilization of PIM Kinases in Hypoxia Is Mediated by the Deubiquitinase USP28.
    Author(s): R.K. Toth; R. Solomon; N.A. Warfel
    Date Published: 2022 Mar 16
    PMCID: PMC8947361  PMID: 35326457
  • β-arrestin-biased proteinase-activated receptor-2 antagonist C781 limits allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation.
    Author(s): H.V. Schiff; C.M. Rivas; W.P. Pederson; E. Sandoval; S. Gillman; J. Prisco; M. Kume; G. Dussor; J. Vagner; J.G. Ledford; T.J. Price; K.A. DeFea; S. Boitano
    Date Published: 2022 Jun 23
    PMID: 35735078
  • Creatine Kinase is Decreased in Childhood Asthma.
    Author(s): S. Guerra; J.G. Ledford; E. Melén; I. Lavi; A.E. Carsin; D.A. Stern; J. Zhai; M. Vidal; M. Bustamante; K.J. Addison; R.G. Vallecillo; D. Billheimer; G.H. Koppelman; J. Garcia-Aymerich; N. Lemonnier; M. Fitó; C. Dobaño; S.Kebede Merid; I. Kull; R.R.C. McEachan; J. Wright; L. Chatzi; M. Kogevinas; D. Porta; S. Narduzzi; F. Ballester; A. Esplugues; C. Zabaleta; A. Irizar; J. Sunyer; M. Halonen; J. Bousquet; F.D. Martinez; J.M. Anto
    Date Published: 2022 Jul 23
    PMID: 35876143
  • Systematic analysis of naturally occurring insertions and deletions that alter transcription factor spacing identifies tolerant and sensitive transcription factor pairs.
    Author(s): Z. Shen; R.Z. Li; T.A. Prohaska; M.A. Hoeksema; N.J. Spann; J. Tao; G.J. Fonseca; T. Le; L.K. Stolze; M. Sakai; C.E. Romanoski; C.K. Glass
    Date Published: 2022 Jan 20
    PMID: 35049498

Recent News

Maggert Lab Discovers DNA Instability That May Lead to Cancer
Jun 16 2022 - 12:00pm

Keith Maggert, PhD, along with his former graduate student, Farah Bughio, PhD, discovered that a form of DNA called heterochromatin is unstable and can result in genetic mutations which increase the chances of developing cancer.

CMM Welcomes Summer Research Interns from Amrita University in India
Jun 6 2022 - 3:00pm

CMM is excited to welcome five students from our dual-degree microcampus program to Tucson for summer research internships!

Dr. Julie Ledford Appointed Co-Director of UAHS Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program
Jun 3 2022 - 10:30am

Julie Ledford, PhD, Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine has accepted a position as Co-Director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS) Graduate Program.

Dr. Maria Czuzak and Dr. James Proffitt Recognized by College of Medicine - Tucson for Excellence in Mentoring and Teaching
Jun 1 2022 - 3:45pm

CMM faculty members Maria Czuzak, PhD, and James Proffitt, PhD, were recognized during the 2022 College of Medicine - Tucson's Faculty Award Ceremony. Dr. Czuzak was awarded a 2022 COM-T Mentoring award and Dr. Proffitt received the AMES Excellence in Basic Science Teaching award. Congratulations to both faculty members!