Sep 21, 2023
The Rogers Lab publishes study in Current Biology by lead author John Ryniawec, postdoc, who discovered new regulators of centriole growth, a crucial step during the assembly of this essential and ubiquitous organelle. The authors find that coordination between these evolutionarily conserved regulators is required for reproduction in a fruit fly model organism.
Sep 15, 2023
Drs. Valerie Schaibley, Jean Wilson, and Yana Zavros were selected as part of the inaugural Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Torchbearer awardees. These awards serve to recognize remarkable achievements and invaluable contributions made by women physicians and scientists.
Sep 15, 2023
Anne Cress, PhD, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Vice Dean for COM-T Operations and Strategy and Chief of Staff, was selected as a 2023 Woman of Impact. Each year, the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) selects 30 UArizona faculty and staff members who have made a significant contribution to the UArizona's identity as a world-class research institution.
Aug 21, 2023
Dr. Joann Sweasy, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, was recently elected to serve as Vice President/President-Elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) Board of Directors.
Aug 14, 2023
Coen Ottenheijm, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, was awarded a 2.3M grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant funds will be used to study the role of titin in the pathophysiology of diaphragm weakness during mechanical ventilation. Congratulations, Dr. Ottenheijm!
Jun 28, 2023
Read about how CMM researchers are using organoids (tissue or small tumors grown in the lab) to understand and treat cancer and other diseases.
Jun 26, 2023
Congratulations to Jared Alvarado, Funeral Director/Embalmer for the Willed Body Program, for being selected for the Lura Hanekamp Dedicated Staff Award of Excellence! Jared is integral to our mission of teaching and research through his many contributions to the Willed Body Program and outreach to the community.
Jun 14, 2023
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May 18, 2023
Dr. Henk Granzier, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, was awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity. This prize honors individuals who have made major contributions to their field, with an emphasis on originality.
Apr 26, 2023
The Warfel lab has published a paper in the Journal of Cell Biology identifying PIM1 as a critical regulator actin dynamics and hypoxia-induced cell migration that is critical for prostate cancer invasion.
Mar 20, 2023
Assistant Professor James Proffitt received two faculty awards from the College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Proffitt received the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, as well as an Award Recognizing Professionalism in Basic Science Teaching.
Mar 10, 2023
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and University of Arizona Health Sciences are training some of Arizona's next genetic counselors. Click for more.
Feb 21, 2023
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) ranked #5 in the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) 2022 rankings of Cell Biology/Anatomy Departments within Schools of Medicine. CMM ranked #17 in the 2021 BRIMR rankings. The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research is a nonprofit organization that publishes rankings of institutions, departments, and investigators based on the amount of funding they receive from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) in a given year.
Feb 01, 2023
Donata Vercelli, MD, Regents Professor in Cellular & Molecular Medicine was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Dr. Vercelli was recognized for her research on asthma and airway diseases and the genetic and environmental mechanisms that control susceptibility to complex lung diseases.
Dec 21, 2022
Dr. Mert Colpan, Researcher/Scientist in the Gregorio Lab, and Dr. John Ryniawec, Postdoctoral Resarch Associate in the Rogers Lab, were invited to speak at the 2022 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting.
Oct 06, 2022
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.
Sep 12, 2022
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.
Sep 06, 2022
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.
Aug 25, 2022
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.
Jun 16, 2022
Keith Maggert, PhD, along with his former graduate student, Farah Bughio, PhD, discovered that a form of DNA called heterochromatin is unstable and can result in genetic mutations which increase the chances of developing cancer.