Message from the Department Head

The mission of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is to provide pre- and post-doctoral, medical and graduate education in an interdisplinary environment through research activities, to advance knowledge of biological structure as related to function and disease from the molecular level to the whole organism. This web site will guide you to information about our faculty and curriculum, as well as to our highly interdisciplinary graduate training program.

Scientifically, Cellular Medicine at the University of Arizona is extremely inclusive. The intellectual life of the Department is being increasingly enriched as our faculty actively participate in the development of interdisciplinary centers such as the Arizona Cancer Center, Sarver Heart Center, Arizona Respiratory Center and BIO5. Our Department is recognized internationally for research in deciphering mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of human complex diseases. The mission of CMM is carried out through its teaching, research and service activities. Our expertises encompass cellular, molecular, and developmental biology, genetics, bioinformatics, toxicology, parisitology, and neurobiology, with a strong emphasis in imaging. Our research faculty are highly collaborative and take multidisciplinary approaches to their research.

The Department is committed to train and educate the next generation of students and postdoctoral scientists, to meet the challenges of leadership roles in all areas of the life sciences. This commitment is reflected in the dynamic and up-to-date curriculum and research opportunities. CMM is home to the Graduate Program in Cell & Developmental Biology, a newly created Masters Program, a Certificate Program in Biomedical Sciences, the Willed Body Program, and Gross Anatomy and Histology Labs. Our faculty members organize and teach courses in cellular, molecular and developmental biology, imaging, complex diseases, histology and anatomy. Several of our faculty have been recognized nationally for their exceptional and innovative teaching contributions. Many of our graduate students have developed into leaders in biomedical research in academic as well as industrial settings throughout the world. We intend to maintain our strong commitment to creative scholarship and education.

The University of Arizona provides an excellent scientific environment that is well known throughout the scientific community. The close-knit and supportive atmosphere is filled with curious and hard-working students, faculty, fellows, and staff. Feel free to utilize the services of this site and look over the research programs of our faculty. Please contact us if you would like more information, would like to make a donation and/or would like to arrange a visit.

Carol Gregorio
Professor and Head
UA College of Medicine Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine