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Adam Hughes, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Biochemistry - Associate Professor

Academic Office Information

(801) 581-2481

Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

15 N Medical Dr E, Room: RM 5800
Salt Lake City, UT


Research Interests

  • Metabolism
  • Cancer
  • Aging
  • Cell Biology
  • Mitochondria
  • Lysosomes
  • Protein Quality Control
  • Nutrient Sensing

Dr. Hughes received his PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2008 and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Fred Hutch. Dr, Hughes is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. Research in the Hughes lab is focused on understanding how nutrient stress contributes to the breakdown of cellular health in aging and metabolic disease, including cancer, diabetes, and inborn errors of metabolism. Dr. Hughes’s work has been recognized by several awards, including a Helen Way Whitney Postdoc Fellowship, an NIH K99/R00, a Searle Scholars Award, an NIH MIRA, and a Glenn Award for Aging Research.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cell Biology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Undergraduate Indiana University of Pennsylvania