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Kay Willden Retires
Research
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

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Eveline Bruenger
Research, Recognition
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

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Niladri Sinha receives the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Research
Feb 22, 2018

Niladri Sinha receives the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Recent graduate, Niladri Sinha, Ph.D. (Bass Lab) has been selected for a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award to recognize outstanding achievement in Graduate Studies. Niladri will be participating in a one-day scientific symposium honoring Hal Weintraub and his commitment to innovative science. The annual Weintraub Award Symposium will be held Friday May 4, 2018 at Fred Hutch's lakeside Robert W. Day Campus. ... Read More

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A Viral “Bait-and-Switch” Boosts Infection
Research
Oct 04, 2017

A Viral “Bait-and-Switch” Boosts Infection

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Assistant professor of Biochemistry, Demián Cazalla, PhD, and lead author Carlos Gorbea, PhD, have published in Nature a mechanism of infection that makes use of viral non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in previously unreported ways. As its name suggests, ncRNAs do not carry information to make proteins. In this instance, Cazalla’s team shows that a single viral ncRNA, called HSUR2, fools the host’s biology into interfering with its own genes.... Read More

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Janet Iwasa on PBS News Hour
Education, Research
Sep 22, 2017

Janet Iwasa on PBS News Hour

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These 3D animations could help you finally understand molecular science. Art and science have in some ways always overlapped, with early scientists using illustrations to depict what they saw under the microscope. Janet Iwasa of the University of Utah is trying to re-establish this link to make thorny scientific data and models approachable to the common eye. View the two-minute story.... Read More

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Biochemistry's Rising Star Symposium (Sept 21-22)
Education
Sep 12, 2017

Biochemistry's Rising Star Symposium (Sept 21-22)

The 2017 Rising Star Symposium will take place on September 21st & 22nd from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Erik Jorgensen, a Distinguished Professor of Biology from the University of Utah. The symposium will include 4 sessions: Chemical Biology, Protein Design, Metabolism, & Structure/Imaging. The speakers are composed of 23 talented scientists from all over the country. The symposium will take place in the HSEB, the first session will be in 3515B. More info coming soon!... Read More

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Claudio Villanueva featured in Medical News Today
Research, Education
Sep 07, 2017

Claudio Villanueva featured in Medical News Today

Dietary supplement may help older adults to keep warm. Recently, a study using aging mice - conducted at the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City - investigated whether or not there was something that could be done to reduce this risk. Led by senior author Claudio Villanueva, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biochemistry, the team focused particularly on fats.... Read More

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Wes Sundquist Awarded the U’S Highest Honor
Recognition
May 04, 2017

Wes Sundquist Awarded the U’S Highest Honor

Wesley I. Sundquist, distinguished professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah, was honored with the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s most prestigious faculty award. The $40,000 gift is presented annually to a faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, research and administrative efforts.... Read More

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Michael Kay earns Distinguished Mentor Award
Recognition
May 01, 2017

Michael Kay earns Distinguished Mentor Award

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Distinguished Mentor Award: To honor and encourage the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, The Graduate School established a Distinguished Mentor Award in 2006 for faculty from any discipline. Amongst the 2017 awardees is Biochemistry's Dr. Michael S. Kay.... Read More

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March for Science April 22nd
Education
Apr 03, 2017

March for Science April 22nd

Biochemist Claudio Villanueva will discuss the importance of biomedical research, diversity, and the funding of the next generation of scientists at the upcoming March for Science this Saturday, April 22. The march will begin at 3pm at City Creek Park, and continue up to the Capitol, where Claudio will deliver his talk.... Read More

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Education
Sep 22, 2016

Biochemistry's Rising Star Symposium (Sept 22-23)

Biochemistry hosts the Rising Stars Symposium on September 22nd and 23rd highlighting accomplished young scientists from across the country to share their research in Structural Biology/Imaging and Cell Biology (day 1) and Chemical Biology and Metabolism (day 2). ... Read More

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