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    Probing the mysteries of human health and disease.

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    Multidisciplinary program to train the next generation of biomedical scientists.

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    Vibrant biomedical research campus situated in the beautiful Sonoran Desert Ecosystem.

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    Collaborative research environment harnessing leading-edge technology and training.

A multidisciplinary PhD program focused on outstanding scholarship in the fields of immunobiology, molecular biophysics, and cell biology

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Over 50 Faculty and 20 PhD Students

The Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) and Immunobiology (IMB) graduate programs have merged to create a new PhD program called the Graduate Program in MOLECULAR MEDICINE (GPMM). The GPMM at the University of Arizona is an interdepartmental, multidisciplinary training program fosters the development of scientists and educators who are prepared for lifelong participation in research and other intellectual pursuits. With an emphasis on bridging basic and translational science, Molecular Medicine students receive advanced training in the theory and practice of biomedical science. There are opportunities to investigate human health and disease ranging from biophysical studies at the atomic level, to modeling critical cellular process in tractable systems, to clinical research. The exposure and skills that students acquire prepare them for careers in biomedical research (including academia and the biotechnology industry), science education, journalism, and public policy.

Cell Biology

Cell Biology

To provide students with a foundation for understanding the cellular underpinnings of human health and disease, while advancing the field through hands-on, cutting-edge research.

Medical Biophysics

Medical Biophysics

Apply quantitative multi-disciplinary approaches to molecular and integrative biology with a goal to understand the biophysical basis of health and disease mechanisms, identify drugable targets and contribute to Precision Medicine.



Advance the insights into the rules of engagement that determine the outcome of host-pathogen interactions to develop future therapies for infectious, autoimmune and malignant diseases.


CMM/IMB Joint Student Seminar - Spring 2017

Weekly CMM/IMB joint student seminar schedule

10 UAHS Graduate Students Selected for 2017 Donald Sheer Awards

The award provides travel stipends for graduate students to attend and present their research at scientific meetings and conferences. The 2017 awardees are Karissa Cottier, Avery DeVries, Brittany Forte, Christy Anne Harrison, Kelvin Pond, Candy Rivas, Phil Sandoval, Shraddha Tuladhar, Lila Wollman, and Hong Zhang.

CONGRATULATIONS!! to Keith A. Maggert, Ph.D.

Dr. Maggert’s current work focuses on heterochromatin biology and epigenetic silencing in the fruit fly Drosophila and in humans, focusing on repeat gene regulation and instability.

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, named the Chair of the Biological Section of the Gerontological Society of America!

On Saturday, November 19th our Department Head, Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, will be named the Chair of the Biological Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)!