SACNAS Award

SACNAS Award

Maria Disotuar recently delivered a superb research presentation at the 2016 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference in Long Beach, CA. At the conference, SACNAS judges recognized Maria Disotuar's work, titled "Sortase a - Mediated Synthesis of Insulin Fusion Derivatives from a New Insulin Precursor," as a standout among the student presentations, and selected Maria Disotuar to receive one of the 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards.

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. This year, the National Conference gathered over 4000 students and professionals. 

Training Grant Awardees

Training Grant Awardees

Six Graduate Students Received Training Grant Awards (Pictured left to right)

Photos of Training Grant awardees

Megan Okada (Sigala Lab) Hematology

Aman Makaju (Franklin Lab) American Heart Association

Jenna Goodrum (Hughes Lab) Metabolism 

Stephanie Pearson (Villanueva Lab) Metabolism 

Cameron Waller (Rutter Lab) Computational Metabolism

Alyssa Litwiller (Hughes Lab) Genetics 

Poster Awards and Travel Awards

Poster Awards and Travel Awards

Mark PetersenSarah Apple (Kay lab) won a poster award at the Peptides Gordon conference in early 2016. She also received 1st prize for best poster at the recent American Society for Microbiology branch meeting.


She and Mark Petersen (also Kay lab) received poster awards at the recent Peptides Gordon Research Conference. They were given the Keystone Conference Travel Award.

Presentation and Travel Awards

Presentation and Travel Awards

Alyssa Litwiller (Hughes Lab) was selected to give an oral presentation at a Mitochondrial Keystone Meeting.  She also received a travel award for the meeting.

Training in the Department

 

The relatively small size of our department provides an atmosphere of collegiality and accessibility. At the same time, close contacts and collaborations with other very strong departments on campus provide a breadth of expertise and experience of which we take full advantage.
In addition to their research, our faculty teach both graduate and medical students.  As of March 2016, we had 38 graduate students and 33 postdocs distributed amongst our departmental research laboratories.  Our research trainees receive a solid grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry, biology and biochemistry, and experience with contemporary approaches to problems of significant current interest. Graduates of our program have had good success in finding outstanding opportunities for additional training and/or professional development.

 

Undergraduate

The Biochemistry Department does not offer an undergraduate program. Students interested in bachelor’s or master’s degrees should contact:

Graduate

We recruit doctoral graduate students through two interdisciplinary programs, one in molecular biology and one in biological chemistry. Information about these two programs, and how to apply, can be found at the Biosciences Graduate Studies website. Apply directly to one of these programs. After you have been accepted, they will assist with admission to the University of Utah Graduate School.

Biosciences Graduate Studies

Department of Biochemistry Graduate Program Guidelines

Biochemistry Electives & Teaching Assistantship Requirements

Biochemistry Research in Progress

 Two of our trainees present their current research to the whole department each week.  Held every Thursday at 1 PM in the Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building, Kjeldsberg Conference Room (room 1200), these meetings give researchers a chance to receive valuable feedback from faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the department.

RiP Schedule

University of Utah Graduate Programs in Bioscience