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.

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Seed Grants Awarded to Accelerate Novel Research in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Nov 21, 2019

Seed Grants Awarded to Accelerate Novel Research in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

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Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative, and the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC) has awarded grants to six projects designed to activate novel research projects in the areas of diabetes, obesity and metabolism. This year’s six recipients represent various colleges and departments across University of Utah Health, from Cardiology and Oncology, to Psychology. ... Read More

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And the Award goes to...
Sep 20, 2019

And the Award goes to...

Max Schuler and Alyssia English received the Marjorie Riches Gunn Student Award for Graduate Student Excellence at the 2019 Biochemistry Bash and Award Ceremony. Han Han received the Eveline Bruenger Postdoctoral Award for Excellence. We were privileged to have Marge Gunn attend the event, as well as Kathleen McCloskey and Venki Ramakrishnan.... Read More


Faculty Spotlight

Gregory Ducker, PhD, has recently joined the University of Utah School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ducker graduated with a BA in chemistry from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He then moved to California to pursue a PhD in chemical biology at the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Kevan Shokat. Subsequently, he carried out postdoctoral work at Princeton University studying cancer metabolism with Joshua Rabinowitz. During his time at Princeton, Ducker was named a New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research fellow, received an American Cancer Society postdoctoral research fellowship, and an NIH/ National Cancer Institute K99/R00 pathway to independence award. He joined the faculty of the University of Utah in September 2018. Read more

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