• Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University students can participate in a joint graduate degree program featuring coursework in Cellular & Molecular Medicine from UArizona—entirely in India.

  • The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona is home to leaders in many areas of biomedical research.

  • College of Medicine iCourses provide flexible, stackable learning opportunities for pre-professional students.

  • Dr. Donata Vercelli — Awarded $15.3M P01 grant from the NIH NIAID to study the impact of microbial exposures on the immune responses and childhood asthma across the US/Mexico border.


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
  • 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 a Novel Mouse Model of Menopause-associated Asthma.
    Author(s): W.P. Pederson; L.M. Ellerman; E.C. Sandoval; S. Boitano; J.B. Frye; K.P. Doyle; H.L. Brooks; F. Polverino; J.G. Ledford
    Date Published: 2022 Nov
    PMID: 36318015
  • Stabilization of PIM Kinases in Hypoxia Is Mediated by the Deubiquitinase USP28.
    Author(s): R.K. Toth; R. Solomon; N.A. Warfel
    Date Published: 2022 Mar 16
    PMCID: PMC8947361  PMID: 35326457

Recent News

Dr. Julie Ledford and Co-PIs Awarded $3.4M Grant for RaeSedo Inc. to Develop New Therapies for Asthma
Oct 6 2022 - 4:00pm

Dr. Julie Ledford and her co-principle investigators were awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Technology Transfer grant for their startup company RaeSedo, Inc. The project is titled, "Development of SP-A Derived Peptidomimetics for the Treatment of Asthma" and the total award will amount to $3.4 Million over two years. Dr. Scott Boitano (UArizona), Dr. Josef Vagner (UArizona), and Dr. Monica Kraft (Mount Sinai Medicine) are the co-principle investigators on the project. Click for more about their company, RaeSedo.

Dr. Paul Gignac Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant to Form Research Coordination Network
Sep 12 2022 - 6:00pm

Associate professor Paul Gignac in the department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine has been awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation to form a Research Coordination Network focused on improving computed tomography data access and stewardship.

Dr. Maria Czuzak Honored with COM-T Mentoring Award
Sep 6 2022 - 3:00pm

Maria Czuzak, PhD, Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Director of Anatomy, received a 2022 Faculty Mentoring Award from the College of Medicine - Tucson. These awards recognize the importance of mentorship for the success of the medical college faculty.

Married Couple are ‘Heart and Soul’ of Willed Body Program
Aug 25 2022 - 8:00pm

Kat and Jared Alvarado, funeral directors for the Willed Body Program, were featured in a UA Health Sciences news article praising their outstanding contributions to the success of the program.

Upcoming Events

CMM Seminar - Nichlas Engels
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm