Jared P. Rutter, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Cell Communication
  • Metabolism
  • Cell Signaling
  • Metabolism Regulation


Lab Website


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biochemistry - Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Nuclear Control of Cell Growth & Differentiation

Academic Office Information

  • (801) 581-3340
  • Emma Eccles Jones Research Building
    15 North Medical Drive East, Room: 5200K
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Jared Rutter, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Rutter studies how cells sense and detect energy needs for growth. Understanding the energy-sensing pathways in cells is important in cancer research because these pathways are often overactive in cancer and a good target for new chemotherapy treatments.

Rutter received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, Utah, and a PhD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Steven L. McKnight, advisor
Cell and Molecular Biology
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Molecular Biology; emphasis in Chemistry