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
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

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
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
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
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
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).

Dr. Darnell Receives Two College of Medicine Outstanding Teaching Awards (February 5, 2020)
Feb 05, 2020

Professor Diana Darnell, PhD has received the 2020 College of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award.

Dr. Gregorio Elected as 2020 AACBNC Councilor (January 29, 2020)
Jan 29, 2020

Professor and Department Head Dr. Carol Gregorio was recently elected to the position of Councilor for the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons.

Rogers Lab Publishes Organellogenesis Study in the Journal of Cell Biology (December 17, 2019)
Dec 17, 2019

In a new study of organelle biogenesis from the laboratory of Gregory Rogers, PhD, former CMM student and postdoc Tiffany McLamarrah and colleagues characterize an early step in centriole duplication.

CMM Master's Student Receives 2019 Centennial Achievement Award (December 3, 2019)
Dec 03, 2019

Michelle Ennabe, CMM Master's Student, is one of three Masters Awardees of this year's prestigious Centennial Achievement Award.

Mouneimne Lab Publishes Mechanosensing Study in Journal of Cell Biology (October 14, 2019)
Oct 14, 2019

In this newest study from the laboratory of Gus Mouneimne, PhD, Julieann Puleo and colleagues discovered that EVL, the Ena/VASP protein, is crucial for actin polymerization at focal adhesions (FAs). Importantly, they determined that EVL-mediated FA actin polymerization regulates FA maturation and mechanosensing, which are significant steps in mechanically-directed motility and durotactic invasion. This work is a significant contribution to our understanding of how cells interact with their microenvironment in normal and pathological contexts. PMID:31594807