The Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine is one of the five basic science departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine located on the Northeast side of the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson, AZ. The mission of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is to provide pre- and post-doctoral, medical and graduate education in an interdisplinary environment through research activities to advance knowledge of biological structure as related to function and disease from the molecular level to the whole organism.
CMM faculty run active research programs in modern molecular and cellular biology which include areas of developmental biology, neuroscience, parasitology, immunology, cancer biology, and cellular structure and function. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from all parts of the US and the world. Graduate students from the interdisciplinary programs of cancer biology, genetics, molecular & cellular biology and biochemistry, neuroscience, and physiological sciences also receive training in CMM faculty laboratories.
CMM Mailing address:
PO Box 245044, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Life Sciences North, Room 450, Tucson, AZ 85724-5044
Applications may be submitted at any time, and students may begin coursework in any semester. The applicant should indicate the semester (Summer, Fall, or Spring) in which he or she would like to begin coursework. The deadlines listed above are recommended deadlines. We accept applications on a continual basis. The Oversight Committee will begin reviewing all applications on or after April 1.
Required test(s): GRE or MCAT
The certificate program does not provide financial aid.
Domestic Applicants: April 1st for all applications
International Applicants: April 1st for all applications
School Code: 4832; Dept. Code 0203
Minumum credits: 12
Core coursework: Every student will be required to complete the following courses with a grade of C or better:
CMM 501A ("Human Gross Anatomy"); 4 units
CMM 510 ("Human Histology"); 3 units
CMM 565A ("Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging"); 3 units, respectively
The student will be required to complete at least one additional course with a grade of C or better. The following courses are recommended:
CMM 577 ("Principles of Cell Biology;" 4 units)
CMM 595H ("Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases;" 2 units)
EPID 576A ("Biostatistics in Public Health;" 3 units)
EPID 651 ("Bioethics, Regulations, and Repercussions in Research;" 2 units)
PATH 515 ("Basic Human Pathology;" 4 units)
CMM 605 ("Medical Immunology and Infectious Disease;" 4 units)
Other courses in the biomedical sciences and medicine may be appropriate and will be considered. The student will be required to receive approval from his or her advisory committee for his/her final selection of courses.
Other requirements: Every student will be required to complete the courses with a grade of C or better. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.