Cellular & Molecular Physiology
CMP at the 2014 Sackler Relays
Beginning in the 2015 Academic Year, the Cellular & Molecular Physiology Program will become part of the new Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology Program.
CMP Program Guide
The Cellular & Molecular Physiology Program places its emphasis on human disease. The faculty have broad research interests of our faculty. All students in the CMP Program, in addition to coursework in the basic sciences, take our nationally recognized Pathobiology course, which combines clinical and pathology sessions with discussions of basic research in specific diseases.
The CMP Program is focused on three particular areas of strength. The first is study of molecular signaling networks controlling cell growth and motility. This area of research has implications for understanding the genetic basis of cancer, the mechanisms regulating wound healing, the molecular control of physiologic and pathologic angiogenesis, and the pathogenesis of pulmonary disease. A second strength is the molecular and cellular dissection of those protein- and lipid-based trafficking pathways that are likely to regulate breast cancer progression, liver disease, and neurodegenerative disorders. A third area of strength is the investigation of signaling within and among neurons and glia. These studies relate to spinal cord injury, motor disease, brain cancer, obesity, and neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging.
Brent Cochran, PhD
Health Science Campus
The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.