The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is a large and active department, home to 36 regular faculty members with over 100 cross appointees and adjunct professors. CMM boasts a large number of highly active research laboratories investigating important questions related to human health and disease. Some areas of interest include neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases, stem cell biology and its application to regenerative medicine, the basis for and treatment of various cancers, causes and cures for kidney disease, understanding the contribution of cellular signaling pathways to disease states, and the causes underlying congenital disorders such as neural tube defects.

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