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    Collaborative research environment harnessing leading-edge technology and training.

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    Probing the mysteries of human health and disease.

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

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    Multidisciplinary program to train the next generation of biomedical scientists.

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 30 PhD Students

The Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) and Immunobiology (IMB) graduate programs at the University of Arizona have merged to create the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine (GPMM). GPMM is an interdepartmental, multidisciplinary training program that 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 trainees 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 our trainees 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.

Immunobiology

Immunobiology

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.

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Dr. Bipin Nair of Amrita University Receives Joint Appointment in CMM

Bipin Nair, PhD, has been appointed as an adjunct professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine. Dr. Nair is the Dean of Life Sciences in the School of Biotechnology at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. Dr. Nair was instrumental in the creation of the dual degree program and internship program shared by Amrita University and UArizona’s CMM Department. Read more about Dr. Bipin Nair here. Read more about the CMM/Amrita Dual Degree Program here.


CMM Internship Program with Amrita University Microcampus Students Featured on UAHS News

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