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.
Jun 06, 2022
CMM is excited to welcome five students from our dual-degree microcampus program to Tucson for summer research internships!
Jun 03, 2022
Julie Ledford, PhD, Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine has accepted a position as Co-Director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS) Graduate Program.
Jun 01, 2022
CMM faculty members Maria Czuzak, PhD, and James Proffitt, PhD, were recognized during the 2022 College of Medicine - Tucson's Faculty Award Ceremony. Dr. Czuzak was awarded a 2022 COM-T Mentoring award and Dr. Proffitt received the AMES Excellence in Basic Science Teaching award. Congratulations to both faculty members!
May 19, 2022
Postdoctoral researcher John Ryniawec, PhD, won second place in the College of Medicine - Tucson's Research Day Shark Tank competition.
Apr 12, 2022
Congratulations to Donata Vercelli, MD, who was recently appointed as a Regents Professor. This high honor is reserved for faculty whose contributions merit national and international recognition.
Mar 10, 2022
The Romanoski Lab in collaboration with the Kaikkonen Lab at the University of Eastern Finland has published a paper in Genome Research delineating thousands of functional non-coding variants in human endothelial cells. This work is an important step in bridging the gap between genomes and function.
Feb 28, 2022
Researchers led by Dr. Vadim Pivniouk have discovered that respiratory bacterial extracts known as OM-85 reduce the ability of the SARS-COV-2 virus to attach to lung cells.
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.”