Donald K. Blumenthal, PhD

Research Interests

  • Structure, Function, and Regulation of Proteins that Control Cell Function
  • Solution Structural Studies of Signal Transduction Enzyme Interactions Using Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering Techniques
  • Structure-Function Analysis of Protein Kinases and Calmodulin-Target Enzyme Interactions
  • Regulation of Muscle and Non-Muscle Cell Function by Mechanisms Involving Calcium, Troponin, Calmodulin, and Protein Phosphorylation
  • Role of protein kinases in disease processes and as potential drug targets
  • Development of Novel Reactivators of Acetylcholinesterase
  • Development of Methods for Assessing Interprofessional Attitudes and Effectiveness of Interprofessional Education


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biochemistry - Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology - Associate Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-3094
  • L.S. Skaggs Hall
    Pharmacology & Toxicology
    30 S 2000 E, Room: 201
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Washington
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of California
Physiology & Pharmacology
Undergraduate University of California
Applied Mechanics & Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering)