​Welcome to CMM 

Our mission is to support and promote research and teaching in cell biology and related disciplines at UCSD, San Diego, and beyond. 

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Hela_mitosisHeLa cells undergoing mitosis.
Image by Yao Wong & Arshad Desai.
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neurospheresIPSC-derived neurospheres making synaptic connections.
Image by Alysson Muotri
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Dynamic topological domains (TADs) in mammalian chromosomes.
Image by Anthony Schmitt and Bing Ren.
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News & Announcements

Don W. Cleveland Awarded 2018 Breakthrough Prize

Marilyn G. Farquhar Receives 2017 Revelle Medal

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine joined the scientific community and esteemed colleagues to celebrate and congratulate two of its most highly distinguished faculty in late 2017, upon recognition of their lifetime achievements advancing scientific research in the field of cellular and molecular medicine and the life sciences


1/25/2018: In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and ...
1/15/2018: Neurons derived from people with mutations linked to autism display diverse abnormalities that may ...
11/27/2017: Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institu...

Upcoming Seminars

"Regulation of RNA granule assembly by intrinsically-disordered proteins"
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Geraldine Seydoux, Ph.D., (Johns Hopkins University)
Hosted by:Ethan Bier & Arshad Desai
Location:Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room
SPECIAL JOINT SEMINAR WITH BIOLOGY & TIGS
"Molecular Thermo-Biology in Physiology and Disease"
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Shingo Kajimura, Ph.D., (Johns Hopkins University)
Hosted by:Jeff Esko
Location:UC San Francisco
SPECIAL JOINT SEMINAR WITH BIOLOGY
"Stability and instability in the repair of a broken chromosome"
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Jim Haber, Ph.D., (Brandeis University)
Hosted by:Bill McGinnis
Location:Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room
SPECIAL JOINT THURSDAY SEMINAR WITH BIOLOGY

Recent Publications

2/7/2018
A Neuronal piRNA Pathway Inhibits Axon Regeneration in C. elegans.
Kim KW, Tang NH, Andrusiak MG, Wu Z, Chisholm AD, Jin Y
Neuron.97 (3): 511-519
PUBMED ID: 29395906
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.01.014
2/7/2018
The organic anion transporter OAT3 enhances the glucosuric effect of the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin.
Fu Y, Breljak D, Onishi A, Batz F, Patel R, Huang W, Song P, Freeman B, Mayoux E, Koepsell H, Anzai N, Nigam SK, Sabolić I, Vallon V.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol ():
PUBMED ID: 29412698
DOI: 10.1152/ajprenal.00503.2017
2/1/2018
Oral delivery of anti-diabetes therapeutics using cell penetrating and transcytosing peptide strategies.
Rehmani S, Dixon JE
Peptides.100 (): 24-35
PUBMED ID: 29412825
DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2017.12.014