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
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
(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
(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, (Educator Scholar Track)
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
(520) 626-4901

Exploring the synergistic activities of TGFbeta deficiency and the gut microbiome in colon cancer.
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Director of Graduate Studies, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Scientific Director, Cancer Biology Research Program
(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
(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
(520) 626-2103

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Physiology
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, BIO5 Insitutue
(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.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(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 Res - (Research Scholar Track) (Career Track)
(520) 626-8044

Exploring the role and regulation of serine protease Kallikrein 6 in metastatic colon cancer.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Scientist, Sarver Heart Center
(520) 626-9370

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

Our lab studies the pulmonary effects following early life exposure to environmental agents relevant to the southwestern United States (arsenic and arsenic containing dusts).
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
520-626-0276

Determining mechanisms by which endogenous lung proteins mediate various states of lung inflammation, pathogen infection and lung disease progression using a translational research approach between human samples and mouse models.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 626-1044

My research explores the regulation and function of key cell surface receptors in cells of the immune system.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-9545

Exploring the connection between epigenetic instability and chromosome damage.
Professor, Emeritus

Research has focused on: (a) the interactive role of bacterial toxins with toxicants in liver pathophysiology; (b) the role of milk-borne substances in liver development; and (c) ageing of the liver.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Program Leader, Prostate Cancer Research
(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
(520) 626-4616

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

Focusing on the role of titin-based mechanosensing in diaphragm physiology.
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
(520) 626-0391

To investigate 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 - (Career Track)
(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
(520) 626-3925

Understanding cellular mechanisms that regulate centrosome duplication, nuclear organization, and genomic integrity.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
BIO5 Fellow, BIO5 Institute
Faculty, Genetics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
Member, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine
(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
(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.
Research Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine - (Career Track)
(520) 626-9048

Advancing knowledge on cancers including their biology, signal transduction and novel therapeutics.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Member, 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
(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
(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.