Primary Faculty

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
Associate Department Head, Education, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-7480

Developing methods and content that will prepare students to be effective health care providers.
Associate Vice President for Research, Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension
Associate Dean, Research-Agriculture and Life Sciences
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 621-7201

Investigating the mechanisms regulating 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
Assistant Professor, Genetics GIDP
Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, iPS Cell Core
(520) 626-2347

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

Deciphering the structural basis for cardiac muscle contraction at the molecular level in healthy heart physiology and disease.
Deputy Dean, Research Affairs
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Applied Biosciences GIDP
Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-7553

Studying the molecular mechanisms of human cancer progression and metastasis and the regulation of cell surface adhesion molecules, called integrins.
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Assistant Research Scientist, Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center
(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)
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Director of Anatomy
(520) 626-9299

Designing and developing digital teaching tools and apps in anatomy.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
(520) 626-9925

Evaluating student heart rate during lectures as a measure of engagement and teaching effectiveness.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Professor, Genetics GIDP
(520) 626-4901

Exploring the synergistic activities of TGFbeta deficiency and the gut microbiome in colon cancer.
Director of Graduate Studies, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Scientific Director, Cancer Biology Research Program
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-7979

Analyzing genomic instability in cancer susceptibility.
Executive Director, Curriculum and Integrative Learning, CoM Student Affairs
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Assistant Professor of Practice, Teaching/Learning and Sociocultural Studies
(520) 626-2203

Investigating the use of learning analytics to model medical student learning outcomes related to high stakes licensing exams.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Neuroscience GIDP
(520) 626-2103

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Physiology
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, BIO5 Insitutue
Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
(520) 626-3641

Discovering mechanisms whereby the giant filamentous protein titin influence muscle structure and function.
Vice Dean for Innovation and Development – COM - Tucson
Department Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Director, Sarver Heart Center
Director, Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
(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
Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Co-Chair, Arizona Biological and Biomedical Program
(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)
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-8044

Exploring the role and regulation of serine protease Kallikrein 6 in metastatic colon cancer.
Retired Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-9370

Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying organ development in the vertebrate embryo.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Investigator, Center for Toxicology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Public Health
(520) 626-6716

Studying the pulmonary effects following early life exposure to environmental agents relevant to the southwestern United States (arsenic and arsenic containing dusts).
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences
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, Immunobiology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
(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
Associate Professor, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-9545

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

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Program Leader, Prostate Cancer Research
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.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
(520) 626-4616

Understanding How Cytoskeletal Architecture Regulates Cancer Metastasis
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Research Scholar Track)
(520) 626-4198

Focusing on the role of titin-based mechanosensing in diaphragm physiology.
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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.
Research Assistant 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.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Department Head, Faculty Development, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Associate Professor, Genetics GIDP
(520) 626-3925

Understanding cellular mechanisms that regulate centrosome duplication, nuclear organization, and genomic integrity.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Assistant Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences
Faculty, BIO5 Institute
Faculty, Genetics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
Member, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Member, Asthma & Airways Disease Research Center
Member, UA Sarver Heart Center
(520) 626-7244

Systems genetics approaches to identify mechanisms of complex disease.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Research Scientist, Sarver Heart Center
Investigator, Center for Toxicology
Professor, Physiological Sciences GIDP
(520) 626-2326

Research in this lab is focused on 3 projects. A. Regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in heart development and cancer. B. Mitochondrial transfer from stem cells to myocytes. C. Congenital heart disease from exposure to trichloroethylene.
Administrator, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic
Associate Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
520-626-1621

Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-9048

Advancing knowledge on cancers including their biology, signal transduction and novel therapeutics.
Interim Director, Cancer Center Division
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Associate Director, Basic Sciences, University of Arizona Cancer Center
(520) 626-2548

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
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Member, University of Arizona Cancer Center
Member, Steele Children's Research Center
(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
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Director, Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Genetics GIDP
(520) 626-6387

Genetic, epigenetic and environmental mechanisms that control susceptibility to complex lung diseases
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(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
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Director, Willed Body Program
(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 for Research

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