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

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

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

  • 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

  • Airway administration of OM-85, a bacterial lysate, blocks experimental asthma by targeting dendritic cells and the epithelium/IL-33/ILC2 axis.
    Author(s): V. Pivniouk; J.A. Gimenes-Junior; P. Ezeh; A. Michael; O. Pivniouk; S. Hahn; S.R. VanLinden; S.P. Malone; A. Abidov; D. Anderson; J. Gozdz; A. DeVries; F.D. Martinez; C. Pasquali; D. Vercelli
    Date Published: 2021 Sep 21
    PMID: 34560105
  • Tissue engineering techniques for iPSC derived three-dimensional cardiac constructs.
    Author(s): T. Salem; Z. Frankman; J. Churko
    Date Published: 2021 Sep 03
    PMID: 34476988
  • Antihypertensive drug treatment and susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection in human PSC-derived cardiomyocytes and primary endothelial cells.
    Author(s): J. Iwanski; S.G. Kazmouz; S. Li; B. Stansfield; T.T. Salem; S. Perez-Miller; T. Kazui; L. Jena; J.L. Uhrlaub; S. Lick; J. Nikolich-Žugich; J.P. Konhilas; C.C. Gregorio; M. Khanna; S.K. Campos; J.M. Churko
    Date Published: 2021 Sep 01
    PMCID: PMC8407952  PMID: 34525378
  • MASTL regulates EGFR signaling to impact pancreatic cancer progression.
    Author(s): I. Fatima; S. Barman; J.P. Uppada; S. Chauhan; S. Rauth; S. Rachagani; M.Palanimuth Ponnusamy; L. Smith; G. Talmon; A.B. Singh; S.K. Batra; P. Dhawan
    Date Published: 2021 Sep
    PMID: 34331012
  • Sex-specific genetic regulation of adipose mitochondria and metabolic syndrome by Ndufv2.
    Author(s): K.Chella Krishnan; L. Vergnes; R. Acín-Pérez; L. Stiles; M. Shum; L. Ma; E. Mouisel; C. Pan; T.M. Moore; M. Péterfy; C.E. Romanoski; K. Reue; J.L.M. Björkegren; M. Laakso; M. Liesa; A.J. Lusis
    Date Published: 2021 Oct 25
    PMID: 34697471

Recent News

Dr. Valerie Schaibley
Dr. Valerie Schaibley Accepted to COM-T Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)
Nov 16 2021 - 1:15pm

Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Schaibley for being recognized as a new AMES member! The mission of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is to create and sustain a diverse community of scholars dedicated to excellence and innovation in medical education. AMES recognizes and supports the most accomplished teachers and educators at UACOM-T and, in return, draw on those faculty members for advice and service to the College’s education programs.

Dr. Miranti
Drs. Cindy Miranti and Yitshak Zohar are Co-Investigators on $2.9M NCI Grant
Nov 10 2021 - 10:15am

Drs. Cindy Miranti (CMM) and Yitshak Zohar (AME/Engineering) are co-investigators on a grant awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the mechanisms that underly prostate cancer development. As part of this collaboration, they developed the first human Prostate-on-Chip model by culturing basal epithelial cells next to prostate stromal cells within a microfluidic device which recapitulates human prostate biology, for basic and translational cancer research.

Sarver Heart Center Researchers Study Blood Pressure Medication’s Impact on COVID-19 Infection
Nov 2 2021 - 12:30pm

A research team led by Jessika Iwanski, MD/Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine (GPMM) and including CMM faculty members Dr. Carol Gregorio and Dr. Jared Churko, studied the effects of blood pressure medication on patients’ susceptibility to COVID-19 infection.

Drs. Donata Vercelli and Julie Ledford Co-Investigators on $1.4M NIAID Grant
Oct 11 2021 - 1:15pm

Drs. Donata Vercelli and Julie Ledford are co-investigators on a grant awarded to Dr. Monica Kraft, Chair of the UArizona Department of Medicine. The grant was received from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study innate immunity and viral infection in asthma.

Upcoming Events

CMM Seminar Series: Dr. Paul Gignac
Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm