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Carol C. Gregorio, PhD
Dr. Carol Gregorio Elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.
Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Carol Gregorio was elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. AAAS Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Dr. Gregorio is being honored “For internationally-recognized contributions toward understanding striated muscle structure, function and disease, using advanced imaging and cell biological approaches.”


Dr. Bipin Nair
Dr. Bipin Nair of Amrita University Receives Joint Appointment in CMM
Jan 11, 2022

Bipin Nair, PhD, has been appointed as an adjunct professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine. Dr. Nair is the Dean of Life Sciences in the School of Biotechnology at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. Dr. Nair was instrumental in the creation of the dual degree program and internship program shared by Amrita University and UArizona’s CMM Department. Read more about Dr. Bipin Nair here. Read more about the CMM/Amrita Dual Degree Program here.


Zavros Lab
CMM Internship Program with Amrita University Microcampus Students Featured on UAHS News
Dec 20, 2021

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

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

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 02, 2021

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

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.


Warfel Lab Identifies Mechanism for Slowing Cancer Growth
Oct 04, 2021

Dr. Noel Warfel's lab has discovered a mechanism to control blood vessel growth in cancerous tumors. Dr. Warfel was recently featured on the local news. Click for more.


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 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.


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