The University of Georgia

The mission of the UGA Center for Molecular Medicine is to better understand the molecular and cellular basis of human disease, and then to use this information for the development of new therapies, cures and diagnostics.

About the Center

In fall 2012, the University of Georgia announced the creation of its Center for Molecular Medicine with Stephen Dalton, PhD, as its founding director. Development of the CMM complements UGA’s recent thrust into human health, which is marked by the opening of a new health sciences campus that includes a medical school campus operated in partnership with Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia), as well as the rapidly expanding College of Public Health. Over the next three to four years, CMM will be expanding  through the recruitment of up to eight new faculty. It is anticipated that the CMM will be located in a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility adjacent to the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.

CMM News

  • NIAID Joint Initiative April 10, 2014

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently awarded a contract for a ‘Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance’, a joint initiative between researchers at Emory University and the University of Georgia.

  • Project Funding April 10, 2014

    The NIH has recently renewed funding for a highly-successful, multi-investigator Program Project based at UGA’s Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM).

  • New Members Arrive March 10, 2014

    Dr. Fikri Avki was previously at Harvard and will continue his research in the CMM on glyco-vaccine development. Dr. Hang Yin’s arrival from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute will strengthen UGAs presence in stem cell biology and the study of human metabolic disorders.