• 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.

  • 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


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
  • A nemaline myopathy-linked mutation inhibits the actin-regulatory functions of tropomodulin and leiomodin.
    Author(s): L.E. Schultz; M. Colpan; G.E. Smith; R.M. Mayfield; T.M. Larrinaga; A.S. Kostyukova; C.C. Gregorio
    Date Published: 2023 Nov 21
    PMID: 37956287
  • PIM1 targeted degradation prevents the emergence of chemoresistance in prostate cancer.
    Author(s): P. Torres-Ayuso; M. Katerji; D. Mehlich; S.A. Lookingbill; V.R. Sabbasani; H. Liou; A.L. Casillas; S.S. Chauhan; R. Serwa; M.R. Rubin; A.A. Marusiak; R.E. Swenson; N.A. Warfel; J. Brognard
    Date Published: 2023 Nov 16
    PMID: 38016478
  • 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

Recent News

Heart researchers stay ahead of the curve by learning cells’ secrets
Feb 29 2024 - 2:00pm

Research in the lab of Dr. Casey Romanoski seeks to better understand heart disease at the cellular and molecular level. Click to read more.

Using big data to target gene mutations in cancer tumor cells
Feb 29 2024 - 2:00pm

Dr. Ritu Pandey and colleagues are leveraging molecular profiling data to better understand certain cancers and uncover new treatments. Click to read more.

UA researchers say this part of birds' brain grew as they evolved to fly
Feb 8 2024 - 9:00am

Dr. Paul Gignac was featured on KJZZ news discussing research on bird brain evolution. Click to read more.

Brain researchers develop 3D anatomy technique to learn more about chicken vision
Feb 2 2024 - 11:15am

CMM Associate Professor Dr. Paul Gignac participated in a study using 3D imaging on chicken brains to learn more about their vision. Click to read more.

Upcoming Events


CMM Seminar: Kyla Vazquez
Wednesday 12:00pm

CMM Seminar: Dr. Katie Hoadley
Wednesday 12:00pm