Neuron to organ-scale imaging tracks the complex visual circuits of bird brains
Apr 15, 2024

CMM Associate Professor Dr. Paul Gignac and colleagues integrate histological and diffusible iodine-based contrast-enhanced computed tomography (diceCT) to bring new insights into the anatomical and physiological organization of avian visual systems. Click to read more.

Dr. Paul Gignac Awarded NSF Grant for Advancing 3D Digital Anatomy
Apr 02, 2024

Associate Professor Paul Gignac in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and colleagues have been awarded a $2 Million NSF Cyberinfrastructure grant to develop a cloud-based, open-source platform for 3D digital anatomy research and education. The project marks a significant step towards enhancing collaborative scientific research and educational practices in the digital age. Click to read more.

Cancer Research Spotlight: Curtis Thorne, PhD
Mar 28, 2024

The lab of Dr. Curtis Thorne focuses on finding a cure for colorectal cancer. Dr. Thorne's lab was featured in a UArizona Cancer Center article and video. Click to read more.

Researchers Discover Role of Lmod2 in Muscle Contraction
Mar 28, 2024

PhD student Tania Larrinaga, under the mentorship of Drs. Carol Gregorio and Chris Pappas, was first author on a paper which explains the role of Lmod2, a critical actin filament length regulator, in muscle contraction. These findings have important implications for human health, suggesting that muscle function should be monitored in people with Lmod2 mutations. Click to read more.

Heart researchers stay ahead of the curve by learning cells’ secrets
Feb 29, 2024

Research in the lab of Dr. Casey Romanoski seeks to better understand heart disease at the cellular and molecular level. Click to read more.

Using big data to target gene mutations in cancer tumor cells
Feb 29, 2024

Dr. Ritu Pandey and colleagues are leveraging molecular profiling data to better understand certain cancers and uncover new treatments. Click to read more.

UA researchers say this part of birds' brain grew as they evolved to fly
Feb 08, 2024

Dr. Paul Gignac was featured on KJZZ news discussing research on bird brain evolution. Click to read more.

Brain researchers develop 3D anatomy technique to learn more about chicken vision
Feb 02, 2024

CMM Associate Professor Dr. Paul Gignac participated in a study using 3D imaging on chicken brains to learn more about their vision. Click to read more.

CMM anatomy growth and development research on the cover of The Anatomical Record
Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Gignac’s research on suture development, using birds as a model system, has been awarded the January 2024 cover of The Anatomical Record.

Dr. Shanna Hamilton Receives Investigator Award from Sarver Heart Center
Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Shanna Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, received an Investigator Award from Sarver Heart Center. This award will help support Dr. Hamilton's research which involves testing the therapeutic potential of a novel protein to mitigate the effects of calcium-dependent arrhythmias in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Paul Gignac Featured in Nature Magazine
Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Paul Gignac, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and his NSF-funded Non-Clinical Tomography Users Research Network (NoCTURN) were featured in a Nature Magazine article on making research data more open and accessible. Click to read more.

Centriole Length is Controlled by a Conserved Complex of Protein Called the Distal Tip Complex
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.

Three CMM Faculty Members Receive WIMS Torchbearer Award
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.

Dr. Anne Cress Selected as a 2023 Woman of Impact
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.

Dr. Joann Sweasy Elected VP/President Elect of Association of American Cancer Institutes
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.

Dr. Coen Ottenheijm Awarded 2.3M Grant to Study Lung Disease
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!

CMM Researchers Use Organoids to Develop Novel Therapies and Better Understand Diseases
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.

Jared Alvarado Awarded Lura Hanekamp Dedicated Staff Award of Excellence
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.