Kay Lab Graduate Successes
RESEARCH
Dec 11, 2019

Kay Lab Graduate Successes

Recent Kay lab graduate Amanda Smith is the 1st author on a paper in Retrovirology. She just accepted a prestigious CDC two-year postdoctoral fellowship (Epidemic Intelligence Service). James Fulcher, another recent graduate, is first author on a recently published article in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Timo Xu just accepted a Senior Scientist position at SRI international, a non-profit research institute (he will be leaving at the end of the year). ... Read More

AHA Fellowship
RESEARCH
Dec 11, 2019

AHA Fellowship

Zach Wilson, a postdoc in the Hughes lab, was awarded an American Heart Association Postdoc Fellowship.... Read More

PITCH Chemical Biology Fellowship
RECOGNITION
Sep 01, 2019

Jaime Sepulveda

Jaime Sepulveda in Danny Chou's lab received a PITCH Chemical Biology T32 fellowship.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 12, 2019

Awards before May of 2019

This page was created on July 12, 2019. Currently, we are featuring honors and awards from May of 2019 to the present. ... Read More

Accelerator Award
RECOGNITION
Jul 01, 2019

Accelerator Award

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

Jenna Goodrum's Thesis Defense and Paper
RECOGNITION
Jun 13, 2019

Jenna Goodrum's Thesis Defense and Paper

Jenna Goodrum successfully defended her thesis in June, "Exploring Pathways of Quality Control at the Mitochondrial Surface," and published a paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell in September, "Rsp5 and Mdm30 reshape the mitochondrial network in response to age-induced vacuole stress."... Read More

American Society of University Women Fellowship
RECOGNITION
May 01, 2019

American Society of University Women Fellowship

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

James Fulcher's Thesis Defense
RECOGNITION
Mar 05, 2019

James Fulcher's Thesis Defense

James Fulcher from the Kay Lab successfully defended his thesis, "From Therapeutic Discovery to Structural Biology: Applications of Chemical Protein and Peptide Synthesis."... Read More

Stephanie Pearson's Thesis Defense
RECOGNITION
Feb 01, 2019

Stephanie Pearson's Thesis Defense

Stephanie Pearson from the Villanueva Lab successfully defended her thesis, "Transcriptional Programming of Thermogenic Adipocytes by TLE3 and the Role of MPC1 in Thermogenesis."... Read More

University of Utah Graduate Programs in Bioscience

Biochemistry's Graduate Students

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Departmental Awards

Sherman R. and Deborah Ann Dickman Graduate Student Travel Fellowship

Sherman R. Dickman was a biochemist at the University of Utah School of Medicine who studied mechanisms of translation. This travel fellowship was established to honor his contributions to education at the University of Utah. This $500 travel award will be given to a current graduate student who has excelled academically and will support their attendance at a conference of their choice during the next year. Priority will be given to under-represented PhD candidates pursuing an education in the School of Medicine in a subject related to Biochemistry.

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2020 Awardees:  Qian Xue and Jesse Velasco


Marjorie Riches Gunn Award for Graduate Student Excellence

This award has been made possible by generous financial support from Marge Riches Gunn, a longtime supporter of our Department. The award is given out annually to a Biochemistry pre-doctoral graduate student who most exemplifies our Department values of scientific excellence.  

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2020 Awardee: Lara Rheinemann


Eveline Bruenger Award for Postdoctoral Excellence

Eveline Bruenger, who passed away in April 2018, was a member of the U of U Health community as a scientist and advocate, and she generously donated to many U Health entities, including the Department of Biochemistry. We are looking for Postdoctoral Fellows who embody her passion for scientific excellence and commitment to the community.

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2020 Awardee:  Sara Nowinski, Ph.D.

Departmental Awards