Glad you asked
If you're interested in the same thing I am, which it sounds like you are, check out this site:
molecularmovies.com (some tutorials and lots of videos there)
which will lead you to molecular maya, a plugin I'm trying out at the moment and some good names to look for: Gael McGill, Drew Berry, Eric Keller, Janet Iwasa...
Also, companies that do with this stuff (in no particular order): Xvivio, Hybrid Medical, Random42, Digizyme, Cosmocyte, Argosy, Nucleus Medical (got these by google and other means).
Institutions: Wehi, Howard Hughes, Harvard
A book I'm reading:
What's your background? Though I'm trying to learn all aspects of maya, the areas I suspect will be most useful are dynamics, nparticles, and MEL/Python scripting.
Hope that gives you plenty to start on. Now you have most of my resources and inspiration