Primary Faculty

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Vice President for Research, Agriculture - Life and Veterinary Sciences, Cooperative Extension
Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
(520) 661-6382

Lineage diversification and morphogenesis during embryogenesis.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Research Scholar Track) (Career Track)
(520) 626-1150

Exploring the synthesis and trafficking of RNA in muscle cells and the molecular genetics of muscle cell diseases.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, iPS Cell Core
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Genetics GIDP
Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
(520) 626-2347

Using informatics to understand cardiovascular development and disease mechanisms using human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences
Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
(520) 621-1950

Deciphering the structural basis for cardiac muscle contraction at the molecular level in healthy heart physiology and disease.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Vice Dean, Operations and Strategy and Chief of Staff
Senior Associate Dean
Professor, Applied Biosciences GIDP
Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Radiation Oncology
(520) 626-7553

Studying the molecular mechanisms of human cancer progression and metastasis and the regulation of cell surface adhesion molecules, called integrins.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-8639

Developing new single-cell genomic technologies and applying those technologies to animal models and primary samples to better understand the gene regulatory basis of development and disease.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Educator Scholar Track)
Director, Anatomy
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
(520) 626-9299

Designing and developing digital teaching tools and apps in anatomy.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Chair, Genetics GIDP
Co-Program Leader, Cancer Biology Research Program
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-7979

Analyzing genomic instability in cancer susceptibility.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Global and Online Programs, College of Medicine - Tucson
(520) 626-6084

I am interested in the functional development and evolution of the vertebrate head--with a focus on birds and other archosaurs--and I pioneer new 3D imaging tools to better study anatomical and neuroanatomical diversity.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, BIO5 Insitutue
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Genetics GIDP
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Professor, Physiology
(520) 626-3641

Discovering mechanisms whereby the giant filamentous protein titin influence muscle structure and function.
Professor and Department Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Interim Director, Sarver Heart Center
Director, Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program
Assistant Vice Provost, Global Health Sciences
Director, UArizona Health Sciences Global and Online
Czarina M. and Humberto S. Lopez Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
(520) 626-8113

Identifying the components and molecular mechanisms regulating cytoskeletal architecture in cardiac and skeletal muscle during normal development and in disease.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Chair, Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Professor, Physiology
(520) 621-0291

Exploring cardiac muscle mechanics, the regulation of myocardial contraction, the molecular basis of inherited cardiomyopathies, and myofilament proteins.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Research Scholar Track) (Career Track)

Exploring the role and regulation of serine protease Kallikrein 6 in metastatic colon cancer.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Director, Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program
Associate Director of Translational Research, Asthma & Airways Disease Research Center
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
520-626-0276

Determining mechanisms by which endogenous lung proteins mediate various states of lung inflammation, pathogen infection and lung disease progression.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
(520) 626-1044

Exploring the regulation and function of key cell surface receptors in cells of the immune system.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Vice-Chair, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Associate Professor, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
(520) 626-9545

Exploring the connection between epigenetic instability and chromosome damage.
Assistant Research Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-4198

Cardiomyocyte mechanics and Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction(HFpEF).
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Chair, Cancer Biology GIDP
Co-Program Leader, Cancer Biology Research Program
Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 626-2269

Defining the mechanisms by which cell adhesion and the tumor microenvironment promote prostate cancer progression and metastasis.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-4616

Understanding How Cytoskeletal Architecture Regulates Cancer Metastasis
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Head, Education

Dr. O'Brien's research uses high-resolution imaging studies and 3D digital sculpting to advance knowledge of the human body.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Research Scholar Track)
(520) 626-4198

Focusing on the role of titin-based mechanosensing in diaphragm physiology.
Assistant Research Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Director, Translational Clinical Bioinformatics
Coordinator, Biomedical Informatics
(520) 626-0391

Investigating the underlying molecular profiles in cancer patient data using integrated computational analysis of multi-omics data in the context of disease outcome, treatment and progression.
Assistant Research Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-5209

My work is focused on understanding how the architecture of muscle cells is regulated, with particular emphasis on how actin filaments assemble and how aberrant actin filament assembly leads to myopathies.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Research Scholar Track) (Career Track)
Assistant Research Scientist, Respiratory Sciences
(520) 626-9644

Studying the molecular mechanisms of allergy and asthma using mouse models.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Educator Scholar Track) (Career Track)

Developing and evaluating gross anatomy and embryology teaching methods.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Head, Faculty Development
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Professor, Genetics GIDP
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
(520) 626-3925

Understanding cellular mechanisms that control genomic integrity.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences
Associate Professor, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Member, BIO5 Institute
(520) 626-7244

Systems genetics approaches to identify mechanisms of complex disease.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
Associate Director, Genetic Counseling Program
Administrator, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic
520-626-1621

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Cancer Center
Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor, Genetics GIDP
Professor, Radiation Oncology
(520) 626-5549

Discovering mechanistic insights into the roles of aberrant DNA repair in the development of cancer, autoimmunity, and other diseases.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Director, Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 626-0395

Combining chemical biology and computer vision approaches to discover cellular communication mechanisms controlling cell fate, self-organization and disease progression of regenerative tissues
Regents Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases
Associate Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Genetics GIDP
(520) 626-6387

Genetic, epigenetic and environmental mechanisms that control susceptibility to complex lung diseases
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Co-Director, Experimental Mouse Shared Resource
(520) 626-7756

Understanding the complex biological mechanisms that allow cancer cells to thrive in the hypoxic tumor microenvironment and developing new therapeutic strategies to oppose hypoxia-mediated therapeutic resistance.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Willed Body Program
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Professor, Neuroscience GIDP
(520) 626-2557

The Wilson laboratory works on the establishment and maintenance of the integrity of the intestine through the regulation of membrane trafficking to the apical plasma membrane domain.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Head, Research
Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-4342

Investigation of in vivo and in vitro Organoid Models of Gastrointestinal Diseases