• 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.

  • 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

  • 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
  • Interactions Between Host Epigenetics and Microbiota: Who Does What to Whom, When and Why?
    Author(s): D. Vercelli; S.V. Lynch
    Date Published: 2023 Jan
    PMID: 36720286
  • The Role of Epigenetics in Multi-generational Transmission of Asthma: an NIAID Workshop Report-based narrative review.
    Author(s): L.M. Wheatley; J.W. Holloway; C. Svanes; M.R. Sears; C. Breton; A.V. Fedulov; E. Nilsson; D. Vercelli; H. Zhang; A. Togias; H. Arshad
    Date Published: 2022 Sep 08
    PMID: 36073598
  • Low CC16 mRNA Expression Levels in Bronchial Epithelial Cells Are Associated with Asthma Severity.
    Author(s): X. Li; S. Guerra; J.G. Ledford; M. Kraft; H. Li; A.T. Hastie; M. Castro; L.C. Denlinger; S.C. Erzurum; J.V. Fahy; B. Gaston; E. Israel; N.N. Jarjour; B.D. Levy; D.T. Mauger; W.C. Moore; J. Zein; N. Kaminski; S.E. Wenzel; P.G. Woodruff; D.A. Meyers; E.R. Bleecker
    Date Published: 2022 Sep 06
    PMID: 36066606
  • Development of Human Pituitary Neuroendocrine Tumor Organoids to Facilitate Effective Targeted Treatments of Cushing's Disease.
    Author(s): J. Chakrabarti; R. Pandey; J.M. Churko; J. Eschbacher; S. Mallick; Y. Chen; B. Hermes; P. Mallick; B.N. Stansfield; K.W. Pond; C.A. Thorne; K.C.J. Yuen; A.S. Little; Y. Zavros
    Date Published: 2022 Oct 23
    PMCID: PMC9659185  PMID: 36359740

Recent News

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.

CMM Department Ranked #5 in BRIMR 2022 Rankings
Feb 21 2023 - 12:00pm

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) ranked #5 in the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) 2022 rankings of Cell Biology/Anatomy Departments within Schools of Medicine. CMM ranked #17 in the 2021 BRIMR rankings. The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research is a nonprofit organization that publishes rankings of institutions, departments, and investigators based on the amount of funding they receive from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) in a given year.

Dr. Donata Vercelli Named AAAS Fellow
Feb 1 2023 - 10:15am

Donata Vercelli, MD, Regents Professor in Cellular & Molecular Medicine was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Dr. Vercelli was recognized for her research on asthma and airway diseases and the genetic and environmental mechanisms that control susceptibility to complex lung diseases.

Upcoming Events

CMM Seminar - Samina Momtaz
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CMM Seminar - Dr. Kelvin Pond
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CMM Seminar - Dr. Ashley Snider
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CMM Seminar - Dr. Frank McNally
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CMM Seminar - Dr. Jason Wertheim
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm