Biochemistry

In the Biochemistry Department, we are a vigorous group of scientists and trainees dedicated to the expansion and transmission of knowledge about the biological world. Our particular focus is the characterization of macromolecules and biological processes at the molecular level. Research groups in the department address the structure of biological macromolecules, the mechanisms by which they function, and the possible applications to research technology and to medicine.

Latest News

Read More Biochemistry News
And the Award goes to...
Recognition
Sep 07, 2018

And the Award goes to...

James Fulcher received the Marjorie Riches Gunn student award for Graduate Student Excellence at the 2018 Biochemistry Bash and Award Ceremony. Jörg Votteller received the Eveline Bruenger Postdoctoral Award for Excellence. We were privileged to have Marge Gunn attend the event, and Chris Hill said a few words in remembrance of Eveline who passed away earlier this year.... Read More

Biochemistry
Kay Willden Retires
Recognition
May 30, 2018

Kay Willden Retires

Biochemistry Senior Account Kay Willden retires after 43 years working at the University of Utah and 11 years in Biochemistry.  Kay had a retirement open house on May 30th.  A large number of people both from Biochemistry and other University departments stopped by to wish her well. Kay will be missed and we wish her the best in the next chapter of her life.  "Read more" to see photos from the event.... Read More

Biochemistry
Eveline Bruenger
ResearchRecognition
Apr 23, 2018

Eveline Bruenger

We are very sad to note the passing of Eveline Bruenger. She will be missed. Eveline was a vibrant person and a great friend to the department, and she will live on in our departmental postdoctoral award that bears her name. ... Read More

Biochemistry

Faculty Spotlight

Minna Roh-Johnson, PhD, has recently joined the University of Utah School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Roh-Johnson graduated with a BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She then moved to the United States for her PhD work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and carried out her postdoctoral studies first at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and then at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. During her postdoctoral work, Roh-Johnson was a recipient of an NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship, a Cooperative Center of Excellence in Hematology Award, and read more
 
 

Minna Roh-Johnson, PhD, has recently joined the University of Utah School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Roh-Johnson graduated with a BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She then moved to the United States for her PhD work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and carried out her postdoctoral studies first at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and then at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. During her postdoctoral work, Roh-Johnson was a recipient of an NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship, a Cooperative Center of Excellence in Hematology Award, and read more

 

 

Help Progress, Give Today

You can help the Department of Biochemistry continue to progress with even a small contribution.

Give Today!

Upcoming Events

View Calendar