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Dr. Carol Gregorio Named Czarina M. and Humberto S. Lopez Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Carol Gregorio is the inaugural chair holder of the Czarina M. and Humberto S. Lopez Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research.


Mouneimne Lab finds breast cancer's response to tumor stiffness may predict bone metastasis
Aug 24, 2021

Adam Watson, Gus Mouneimne, and a cadre of stellar collaborators in CMM and beyond, demonstrate that the stiffness of the tumor microenvironment can persistently alter cancer cell behavior, even after dissemination to softer microenvironments, by a process termed “mechanical memory.”


Drs. Julie Ledford and Michael Johnson were awarded a $2.5M grant to study biomarkers of obstructive lung disease
Aug 05, 2021

Drs. Julie Ledford and Michael Johnson were awarded a $2.5M grant to study biomarkers of obstructive lung disease.


Warfel Lab identifies new role for PIM kinases in driving tumor angiogenesis
Jul 06, 2021

Work from Dr. Noel Warfel’s lab, led by recent CBIO graduate Andrea Casillas, recently published a paper in Oncogene describing a new signaling axis that promotes blood vessel growth in solid tumors.


Dr. Anne Cress named Vice Dean, Operations and Strategy, for College of Medicine - Tucson
Jul 01, 2021

Anne E. Cress, PhD, has been named Vice Dean, Operations and Strategy, and chief of staff at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T) effective July 1, 2021.


CMM faculty recognized by College of Medicine – Tucson for mentoring, teaching, and leadership
May 28, 2021

CMM faculty members Dr. Carol C. Gregorio, Dr. Valerie M. Schaibley, Dr. James V. Proffitt, and Dr. Julie G. Ledford were recognized by the College of Medicine – Tucson for excellence in mentoring, teaching, and leadership.


Dr. Donata Vercelli awarded $15.3M grant from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
Apr 07, 2021

Professor Donata Vercelli, MD, received an NIH grant to study asthma in children along the U.S.-Mexican border.


Cusanovich Lab develops new single-cell epigenomic assay and surveys gene regulation across human tissues in Science
Nov 12, 2020

Work from Research Assistant Professor Darren Cusanovich, PhD's Laboratory in collaboration with his former colleagues at the University of Washington developed a new single-cell chromatin assay that can generate data on 100s of thousands or millions of cells at a time.


People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Oct 30, 2020

Two faculty members inducted to National Academy of Inventors, ‘Gut Group’ team wins $250,000 for gastrointestinal cancer research, Dr. Chalasani wins NCI team leadership award, and new physicians join as pediatrics, infectious disease specialists.


Dr. Darren Cusanovich receives $1.8M Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (ESI MIRA) R35 from NIGMS
Aug 21, 2020

Research Assistant Professor Darren Cusanovich, PhD, recently received an ESI MIRA R35 grant, a 5-year award for early career investigators from the NIGMS, for his proposal entitled "Beyond Pseudotime: Enhanced Single-cell Genomics Tools for Understanding the Temporal Dynamics of Development and Disease."


Dr. Gregorio was recently appointed assistant vice provost for Global Health Sciences and interim executive director of UArizona Health Sciences Global and Online
Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Carol Gregorio was recently appointed Assistant Vice Provost for Global Health Sciences and interim Executive Director of UArizona Health Sciences Global and Online.


Drs. Curtis Thorne and Koenraad Van Doorslaer featured on Tucson News KOLD-TV
Jun 10, 2020

Drs. Curtis Thorne (left) and Koenraad Van Doorslaer (right) were featured on Tucson News KOLD-TV to discuss their high-throughput assay that tracks the effect of FDA approved drugs on novel coronavirus replication in lung cells.


Romanoski Lab links DNA polymorphisms to individual disease risk in AJHG (June 4, 2020)
Jun 04, 2020

Research from Dr. Casey Romanoski's Laboratory - led by Genetics PhD student Lindsey Stolze - linked polymorphisms in people's DNA sequence with molecular characteristics of how cells convert genetic code into the building blocks for proteins.


Granzier Lab describes new model of nemaline myopathy in Nature Communications (June 3, 2020)
Jun 03, 2020

Johan Lindqvist, PhD and the laboratory of Henk Granzier, PhD recently published a paper in Nature Communications describing a novel mouse model of nemaline myopathy, a heterogenous disease with unclear pathological mechanisms.


Dr. Helen Amerongen receives 2020 Faculty Mentoring Award (May 21, 2020)
May 21, 2020

Helen Amerongen, PhD was recently awarded a 2020 College of Medicine Mentoring Award


Dr. Darren Cusanovich selected for a University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Award (April 30, 2020)
Apr 30, 2020

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards (CDA) program recently selected research assistant professor Darren Cusanovich, PhD as one of four recipients in its latest round of awards


Dr. Gregory Rogers receives $2.6M Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) R35 from the NIGMS (April 29, 2020)
Apr 29, 2020

Associate Professor Gregory Rogers, PhD, recently received an R35 MIRA grant, a 5-year award for established investigators from the NIGMS.


Dr. Thorne's laboratory receives COVID-19 Rapid Turn-Around Seed Grant (April 16, 2020)
Apr 16, 2020

Assistant Professor Curtis Thorne, PhD in collaboration with Dr. Koenraad Van Doorslaer were awarded a Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) grant from the BIO5 Institute.


Dr. Elaheh Alizadeh receives Community Foundation of Arizona Fellowship (April 1, 2020)
Apr 01, 2020

Elaheh Alizadeh, PhD - a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Curtis Thorne, PhD - is the 2020 recipient of the Sidney Hopkins, Mayola B. Vail, and Patricia Ann Hanson Postdoctoral Fellowship from Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.


Welcome incoming GPMM Students (April 1, 2020)
Apr 01, 2020

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is delighted to welcome the following new Molecular Medicine PhD students to our department: Hao Zhang (Cusanovich Lab) and Yaeren Hernandez (Granzier Lab). We also extend a friendly welcome to the following PhD students who will be working in labs with CMM faculty: Selina Kindelay (Genetics GIDP - Maggert Lab) and Reeba Varghese (Cancer Bio GIDP - Thorne Lab).


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