Jeff Morgan (postdoc in Jared Rutter's Lab) selected as 2019 STAT Wunderkind "scientific superstar" ... Read More
Jaime Sepulveda in Danny Chou's lab received a PITCH Chemical Biology T32 fellowship.... Read More
Jenna Goodrum in Adam Hughes' lab defended her thesis and published a paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell titled, "Rsp5 and Mdm30 reshape the mitochondrial network in response to age-induced vacuole stress."... Read More
This page was created on July 12, 2019. Currently, we are featuring honors and awards from May of 2019 to the present. ... Read More
Tanya Espino, a graduate student in the Sigala lab, was awarded a slot on the Hematology T32 training grant.... Read More
Zach Wilson, a postdoc in Adam Hughes Lab, was awarded a $50,000 Accelerator Award from the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Details of the competition and a video of his seminar can be found at the link below. He was one of three winners and presented his research at the Mitochondrial Medicine Meeting. ... Read More
Elizabeth Hayes, an undergraduate researcher in the Roh-Johnson lab, was awarded a position in the U of U’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). ... Read More
James Banks and Celine Slam, undergraduate students in the Villanueva and Sigala labs (respectively), were both selected for a Genomics Summer Research for Minorities Internship.... Read More
Seyi Falekun was awarded the John Weiss Memorial Graduate Student Travel Award to attend the Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole, MA, in September.... Read More
Paula Flórez received an International Doctorate Fellowship from the American Society of University Women. This is an especially notable achievement because it is one of the very few fellowships for which international students are eligible. ... Read More
Pat Erickson in the Kay Lab was awarded a University of Utah graduate research fellowship... Read More
Jeff Morgan in the Rutter Lab was awarded a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellowship.... Read More
Chelsea Kidwell in Minna Roh-Johnson's lab has been awarded a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute.... Read More
Sara Nowinski in the Rutter Lab was appointed to the Cardiovascular T32 training grant.... Read More
Chintan Kikani from the Rutter Lab has accepted a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky... Read More
Training in the Department
The relatively small size of our department provides an atmosphere of collegiality and accessibility. At the same time, close contacts and collaborations with other very strong departments on campus provide a breadth of expertise and experience of which we take full advantage.
In addition to their research, our faculty teach both graduate and medical students. As of March 2016, we had 38 graduate students and 33 postdocs distributed amongst our departmental research laboratories. Our research trainees receive a solid grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry, biology and biochemistry, and experience with contemporary approaches to problems of significant current interest. Graduates of our program have had good success in finding outstanding opportunities for additional training and/or professional development.
The Biochemistry Department does not offer an undergraduate program. Students interested in bachelor’s or master’s degrees should contact:
We recruit doctoral graduate students through two interdisciplinary programs, one in molecular biology and one in biological chemistry. Information about these two programs, and how to apply, can be found at the Biosciences Graduate Studies website. Apply directly to one of these programs. After you have been accepted, they will assist with admission to the University of Utah Graduate School.
Biochemistry Research in Progress
Two of our trainees present their current research to the whole department each week. Held every Thursday at 1 PM in the Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building, Kjeldsberg Conference Room (room 1200), these meetings give researchers a chance to receive valuable feedback from faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the department.
The latest RIP schedule can be found on the Biochem Calendar in Pulse.