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.

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And the Award goes to...
recognition
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

Biochemistry
McCloskey Lecture
education
Aug 23, 2019

McCloskey Lecture

Please join the Departments of Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry in welcoming the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, to deliver the Inagural James and Kathleen McCloskey Bioscience Endowed Lecture, Friday September 20th at 3:30PM.... Read More

Biochemistry
University of Utah Names Six Additional Recipients of the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs
recognition
Jul 08, 2019

University of Utah Names Six Additional Recipients of the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs

The University of Utah and the Huntsman Foundation have announced six additional presidential faculty chairs. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. The presidential chairs are named for the late businessman, philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.... Read More

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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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