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Vicente Planelles, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

Academic Information

Departments: Pathology - Professor

Divisions: Microbiology and Immunology

Academic Office Information

(801) 581-8655

Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building
15 N Medical Dr E, Room:
Salt Lake City, UT

Research Interests

  • Viral Latency
  • Apoptosis
  • Cell Cycle
  • Viral Accessory Proteins

Vicente Planelles, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah and a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

A major goal of his research is to understand, at a molecular level, the events that lead to apoptosis, the normal process of cell death. In cancer, cells do not die normally.

Planelles earned a bachelor's degree from the Universidad Complutense, Spain, and a PhD from the University of California, Davis.

Education History

Doctoral Training University of California
Immunology and Virology
Graduate Training Universidad Complutense
Plant Physiology
Undergraduate Universidad Complutense
Biological Sciences

Global Impact