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PRE-Symposium Workshop! May 15 - May 17
Mar 21, 2019

3-day pre-symposium workshop beginning Wednesday May 15


Statewide Symposium! May 17-18
Mar 20, 2019

Statewide Symposium in Regenerative Medicine


PhD students Austin Conklin and Lauren Schultz receive ARCS Foundation Scholarships (March 4, 2019)
Mar 04, 2019

CMM PhD student Austin Conklin (Romanoski Lab) and PhD Candidate Lauren Schultz (Gregorio Lab) are the recipients of the prestigious 2019-20 ARCS Foundation Scholarships. The ARCS Foundation - Phoenix Chapter - is dedicated to advancing science and technology in the US, and selects outstanding doctoral-track students in science, engineering, and medical Research with a track record of academic excellence.


Drs. Ledford and Kraft win $10K UA Shark Tank Prize
Drs. Julie Ledford and Monica Kraft Win $10k Shark Tank Prize!
Feb 14, 2019

Drs. Julie Ledford, PhD (left) and Monica Kraft, MD (right) win the $10,000 prize during UA Research Day's ‘Shark Tank’ Event for their pitch on a new, inhaled therapeutic for the treatment of asthma and potentially even COPD, cystic fibrosis and pneumonia.


Dr. Donata Vercelli to present at UA College of Science Lecture Series (February 12, 2019)
Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Donata Vercelli, a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, will speak as part of the renowned College of Science Lecture Series on February 12, 2019.


UA’s Genetic Counseling Graduate Program receives accreditation (February 1, 2019)
Feb 01, 2019

Congratulations to the University of Arizona Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (UAGCGP), which has been granted accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The new Master’s in Genetic Counseling program, part of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, will begin in Fall 2019.


Dr. Julie Ledford publishes in AJRCCM (December 19, 2018)
Dec 19, 2018

Julie Ledford, PhD - an Assistant Professor in CMM - together with colleagues in the Department of Medicine and the Asthma and Airways Disease Research Center recently published their study entitled “Club Cell Secretory Protein Deficiency Leads to Altered Lung Function” in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. While Club Cell Secretory Protein 16 (CC16) has been described as a serum biomarker for obstructive lung diseases, a distinct mechanism of action for CC16 has remained elusive.


Dr. Donata Vercelli is elected first female secretary general of the International Allergy Collegium (November 7, 2018)
Nov 07, 2018

Donata Vercelli, MD, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the UA College of Medicine and Associate Director of the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been elected the first female secretary general of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum. Founded in 1954, the Collegium is a group of distinguished international physicians and scientists who study the emerging field of allergy and clinical immunology. Dr. Vercelli has been a member of the Collegium for more than 25 years.


Dr. Balazs Kiss publishes in PNAS (October 19, 2018)
Oct 19, 2018

Balasz Kiss, PhD – a CMM postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Henk Granzier's lab - and colleagures recently published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) about the role of nebulin, a giant sarcomeric, actin-binding protein found in skeletal muscle. Using X-ray diffraction, it was found that thin filaments are threefold more extensible in nebulin-knockout living muscle.


Dr. Sara Parker publishes in eNeuro (October 3, 2018)
Oct 03, 2018

Sara Parker, PhD – a CMM postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Gus Mouneimne’s lab - together with colleagues in the departments of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, an Immunobiology have recently published a new study in the journal eNeuro entitled “High Fidelity Cryopreservation and Recovery of Primary Rodent Cortical Neurons". Cryopreservation is the process of freezing biological materials, and is used routinely for the storage of cell lines.


2018 Joint Biology Research Retreat
Sep 21, 2018

MD/PhD student Jessika Iwanski (center; Dr. Gregorio's lab) poses with other graduate students at the 2018 Arizona BioRetreat! (9/21/2018)!


Dr. Darren Cusanovich publishes in Cell (August 2, 2018)
Aug 03, 2018

Darren Cusanovich, PhD, led a study published in the most recent issue of Cell presenting a single-cell atlas of chromatin (how the genome is packaged in the nucleus of a cell) patterns in adult mice based on data from almost 100,000 individual cells. Their work sheds light on how the various cell types present in mammals are able to accomplish such different functions while referencing the same genome. This resource may ultimately help us to understand precisely how human diseases develop and manifest in complex tissues.


Dr. Marco Padilla-Rodriguez publishes in Nature Communications (August 1, 2018)
Aug 01, 2018

Marco Padilla-Rodriguez, PhD – a recent CMM graduate from Dr. Gus Mouneimne’s lab- and colleagues have recently published a new study in Nature Communications highlighting estrogen’s dual effects of promoting tumor growth in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, and suppressing tumor invasion through actin cytoskeletal remodeling.


Dr. Diana Darnell promoted to full Professor (July 2, 2018)
Jul 05, 2018

Congratulations to Diana Darnell, PhD for her promotion to full Professor, Educator Scholar Track!


UA Cancer Center’s Dr. Tim Bowden Fondly Remembered As Gifted Scientist, Teacher and Mentor
May 23, 2018

University of Arizona physicians and researchers remember Dr. Bowden as a “friend, mentor, passionate scientist and remarkable human being.”


Dr. Megha Padi Arrives from String Theory Background at Harvard to Expand Collaboration in Bioinformatics at UA Cancer Center
Apr 23, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, harnesses the computational power of bioinformatics to learn more about cancer and how best to treat it — and empowers other cancer researchers to do the same.


Dr. Curtis Thorne publishes in Developmental Cell (March 19, 2018)
Mar 19, 2018

Curtis Thorne, PhD, and colleagues published a new study in Developmental Cell describing a simple, scalable method to culture 2D enteroid monolayers that, surprisingly, recapitulates many of the features of in vivo intestinal tissue and can be used for high-throughput microscopy-based experiments. Using this system, they systematically perturb WNT and BMP signals to reveal a core morphogenic circuit that controls proliferation, tissue organization, and cell fate or the intestine.


Welcome to our new students! (March 16, 2018)
Mar 16, 2018

CMM is delighted to welcome the following new PhD students who are entering the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine: Alice Solomon, (Romanoski Lab), Austin Conklin (Romanoski Lab) and Rhye-Samuel Kanassatega (Colson Lab). We also extend a friendly welcome to the following Cancer Biology PhD students who will be working in labs with CMM faculty: Carly Cabel (Thorne Lab), Corbin Jensen (Warfel Lab) and Shekha Tahsin (Miranti Lab).


Spotlight 1
Mar 14, 2018

An inspiration from THE DESERT – two team-building murals by CMM Faculty and Family. ​We had a blast at Creative Juice Bar on Tuesday evening (3/6/2018)!


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