UArizona Health Sciences professor uses CT network to promote public access to open science

College of Medicine, Tucson, Associate Professor Paul Gignac is the lead on an extensive, 75-author manuscript detailing an international effort to bring together the science of computed tomography with policies and practices that ensure publicly funded data collection can be made widely available and understandable by diverse communities. Click to read more.

Neuron to organ-scale imaging tracks the complex visual circuits of bird brains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.