Biochemistry

In the Biochemistry Department, we are a diverse and inclusive community conducting biochemical research at the forefront of current knowledge; educating medical students, graduate students and fellows; and serving the institution, the extended scientific community, and society at large. 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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Rising Stars in Cell Biology
research
Jan 01, 2021

Rising Stars in Cell Biology

cell biology seminar series

This seminar series, sponsored by the U of U Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Oncological Sciences at Huntsman Cancer Institute, features outstanding postdoctoral scholars in Cell and Cancer Biology presenting on exciting new developments in their field. The series begins February 8th and runs through May 17th. Please see the attached flyer for details.... Read More

Biochemistry
Three U of U Health Scientists Receive NIH Director’s High-Risk High-Reward Grants Recognizing Innovation and Impact
research
Oct 06, 2020

Three U of U Health Scientists Receive NIH Director’s High-Risk High-Reward Grants Recognizing Innovation and Impact

research news, iii, cancer, neuroscience

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four grants to University of Utah Health scientists through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program that funds highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists. ... Read More

Biochemistry,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Human Genetics
Biochemistry's 2020 Retreat
education
Oct 05, 2020

Biochemistry's 2020 Retreat

Biochemistry's Annual Retreat will be hosted virtually this year, on October 29th and 30th. The retreat begins with a "State of the Department" address by Wes, followed by a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion session. Biochems will give lightning talks, and table topic discussions will be held on many diverse challenges facing researchers. There will be fun events scheduled in the evenings, Awards given, and Pathways talks from faculty.... Read More

Biochemistry

Faculty Spotlight

Keren Hilgendorf, PhD

Keren Hilgendorf, PhD, has recently joined the University of Utah School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. Born in Israel and raised primarily in Germany, Dr. Hilgendorf moved to Austin, Texas during high school and graduated with a BS in biology from the University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to Boston to pursue a PhD in biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. Jacqueline Lees. Dr. Hilgendorf next moved to the West Coast and pursued her postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine with Dr. Peter Jackson. During her time at MIT, Dr. Hilgendorf received an NSF graduate fellowship and during her time at Stanford University, Dr. Hilgendorf received a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She joined the faculty at the University of Utah in September 2020. Read more...

 

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor, Chemical Biology

This hiring initiative is part of our major, institution-wide initiative to develop a world-class environment for chemical biology at the University of Utah. We are interested in areas that include (but are not limited to) bioorganic chemistry, drug design/discovery, protein design/engineering, natural product-inspired drug design, computer-guided drug discovery, proteomics/mass spectrometry, synthetic medicinal chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, chemical probes, screening technologies, and synthetic biology.

We invite applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemical biology, broadly defined.

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