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Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Welcome to the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Our mission is to achieve excellence in research, education and service programs.

The department’s diverse research programs include protein-protein interactions, drug delivery, histone structure and function, Cajal bodies and RNA processing, p53, cytochrome oxidase and mitochondrial function, mechanisms responsible for cancer initiation and metastases and novel peptide delivery systems, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and cellular mechanisms responsible for elevated blood pressure. Our research is supported by NIH, NSF and other national foundations. Several of our primary and secondary faculty are members of the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and the Women's Health Research Center.

The department’s PhD program in cell and molecular biology strives for each student to excel in coursework and research and to develop critical thinking and communication skills. With a strong knowledge base and skill set, graduating students will be equipped to pursue a variety of different career options. In addition, our faculty instruct medical, dental and graduate students, and have won numerous teaching awards.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar Series

"Kabuki Syndrome cardiovascular and neurodevelopmental defects in KMT2D mutant zebrafish and human iPSC derived brain organoids"
Angie Serrano, PhD
AHA Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Medicine Program
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
University of Utah
3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
Classroom 3A

All UMMC students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Cherese Kelly at (601) 984-1851.