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.
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 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.
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. CusanovichDate Published: 23 FEB 2022PMCID: 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. RogersDate Published: 2023 May 10PMID: 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. PaekDate Published: 2023 Mar 01PMCID: 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. WarfelDate Published: 2023 Jun 05PMCID: 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. ZavrosDate Published: 2023 JunPMID: 36640905
Recent NewsDr. 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.