Primary Faculty

Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD

Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD (Mouhamed Yazan Abou-Ismail) is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies. He specializes in treating non-malignant hematologic disorders, with special clinical interest in disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis, in which he has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications. D... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University

Residency: Rochester General Hospital

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Email: Yazan.Abou-Ismail@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229

Anna E. Beaudin, PhD

Dr. Anna E. Beaudin is an Associate Professor Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She holds an adjunct appointment in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology in the Department of Pathology, and holds membership in the Molecular Medicine Program. ... Read More

Fellowship: University of California, Santa Cruz

Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles

Email: Anna.Beaudin@hsc.utah.edu

Paul F. Bray, MD

Throughout his full academic career, Dr. Bray has continued to care for patients with blood diseases. He currently sees patients in clinic at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.  His clinical interests include: 1) Benign and non-malignant hematology, 2) Disorders of platelet number and function, 3) Bleeding... Read More

Research Interests: Bleeding Disorders, Blood Platelet Disorders, Coronary Thrombosis, Embolism and Thrombosis, Molecular Genetic Aspects of Thrombosis, Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors, Stroke

Specialties: Anemia, Benign Hematology, Coagulation, Disorders of Platelet Number and Function, Hematology/BMT, Hemorrhagic Disorders, Thrombocythemia, Thrombotic Disorders

Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: paul.bray@hsc.utah.edu

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Nicola J. Camp, PhD

Nicola J. Camp, PhD Professor, Internal Medicine Senior Research Director, Utah Population Database Co-Director, STARS Training Program Nicola J. Camp, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Medicine (Division of  Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies) and Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a Hunt... Read More

Email: nicola.camp@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-5767

Jan L. Christian, PhD

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Research Interests: Bone Morphogenetic Proteins, Extracellular Matrix, Growth and Embryonic Development, Hematopoiesis, Mouse Models, Proprotein Convertases, Signal Transduction, Xenopus laevis

Email: jan.christian@neuro.utah.edu

Daniel R. Couriel, MD, MS

Dr. Couriel received his M.D. degree in 1987 at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. After fellowship training at Tufts University, NHLBI and Johns Hopkins University, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham. In 1999 he moved to the M.D Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Blood an... Read More

Research Interests: Ancillary and Supportive Care for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Biomarkers and New Treatments for Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, Long Term Complications and Survivorship Issues after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Multidisciplinary Interventions and Patient Reported Outcomes in the Assessment of Response to Therapy in Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, New Treatments for Acute Graft-Versus Host Disease

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Residency: George Washington University Hospital

Fellowship: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Fellowship: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Buenos Aires

Medical School: University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine

Email: daniel.couriel@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Michael W. Deininger, MD, PhD

Michael Deininger, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chief of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. He has extensive experience treating patients with blood cancers. He has a particular interest in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and myeloproliferativ... Read More

Research Interests: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Leukemia Drug Resistance, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Specialties: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Leukemia, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Fellowship: University of Leipzig, Department of Hematology

Residency: Institute of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Nürnberg General Hospital

Medical School: University of Würzburg

Email: michael.deininger@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

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Martha J. Glenn, MD

Dr. Glenn is a recognized regional expert in lymphoproliferative disorders, and she receives referrals from a greater than six state region. She is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Non-Hodkin's Lymphoma panel (NCCN NHL) and is a Huntsman Cancer Institute principal investigator on several lymphoma therapeutic trials. She see... Read More

Research Interests: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Clinical Trials, Lymphoma

Specialties: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphomas, Lymphoproliferative Diseases, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Oncology

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr

Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Medical School: Columbia University

Email: martha.glenn@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Amandeep Godara, MBBS

Dr. Godara completed his hematology-oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center with a clinical and research interest in plasma cell disorders. His research focuses on developing new therapeutic targets and tools for assessment of treatment response in multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and other monoclonal gammopathies. His work has been presented at n... Read More

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: Tufts Medical Center

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine

Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Medical School: Government Medical College

Email: amandeep.godara@hci.utah.edu

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Ahmad S. Halwani, MD

Dr. Ahmad Halwani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah and a clinical investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). He is also a staff physician and clinical researcher at the George E Whalen Veterans Health Administra... Read More

Specialties: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Medical Oncology, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Medical School: American University of Beirut

Email: ahmad.halwani@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

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Boyu Hu, MD

Dr. Boyu Hu joined the Division of Hematology/Hematologic Malignancies in 2018.  He specializes in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma.  He completed his internal medicine residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and then his fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Te... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Email: Boyu.Hu@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229

Tibor Kovacsovics, MD

Languages Spoken: English, French, German Dr. Tibor Kovacsovics started at the University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute in 2013.  He focuses on hematologic malignancies, particularly acute leukemias. He serves as the Medical Director for the Inpatient Service of the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies. In his role as Assoc... Read More

Research Interests: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Chemotherapy, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency: Clinique Médicale Thérapeutique, Geneva University Hospital

Medical School: University of Geneva Medical School

Email: tibor.kovacsovics@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Catherine J. Lee, MD

Catherine J. Lee, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/BMT at the Huntsman Cancer Center, University of Utah.  Dr. Lee's clinical expertise is in Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT). She specializes in autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplants for ... Read More

Research Interests: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Ancillary and Supportive Care for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation, Biomarkers and New Treatments for Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, Long Term Complications and Survivorship Issues after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Multidisciplinary Interventions and Patient Reported Outcomes in the Assessment of Response to Therapy in Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, Transplant Immunotherapy

Specialties: Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Graft versus Host Disease, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: Stanford School of Medicine

Fellowship: Fred Hutchinson/SCCA Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Email: catherine.lee@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Elizabeth A. Leibold, PhD

Elizabeth A. Leibold, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She holds an adjunct appointment as a Professor of Oncological Sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and is a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differ... Read More

Email: betty.leibold@genetics.utah.edu

Ming Y. Lim, MBBCh, MS

Dr. Ming Lim is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah since October 2018. She earned her medical degree at Cambridge University, England and completed her 2-year Foundation Training in the United Kingdom. She then completed residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic Roches... Read More

Specialties: Benign Hematology, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Medical School: Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine

Email: ming.lim@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229

Brian L. McClune, DO

Dr. Brian McClune is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was born and raised in Kansas, completing his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Medicine there. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Johns Hopk... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Fellowship: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Email: Brian.Mcclune@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Thomas J. O'Hare, PhD

Thomas J. O'Hare, Ph.D. is a Research Professor of Medicine (career track) in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. His lab is located in the Huntsman Cancer Institute and he is a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry f... Read More

Research Interests: Design and Synthesis of Targeted Cancer Drugs, Drug Resistance, Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive, Tyrosine Kinase Activating Mutations

Email: Thomas.OHare@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-0256

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J. Dane Osborn, MD

James "Dane" Osborn, M.D. is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Osborn attends as a hospitalist on the Hunstman Cancer Institute's new Bone Marrow Transplant unit as part of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Huntsman at the Univer... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: University of Toledo

Email: dane.osborn@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Afaf E. Osman, MD

Afaf Osman recently graduated from the University of Chicago Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program where she was a leukemia fellow for the past two years. Her clinical interest is in myeloid malignancies. Her research interest is in studying clonal hematopoiesis as a precursor condition to myeloid malignancies. Prior to fellowship, she was an inte... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of Chicago

Fellowship: University of Chicago

Residency: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Email: afaf.osman@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229

Charles J. Parker, MD, AB

Charles J. Parker, M. D., is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Utah, the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the George E. Whalen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT. As a Hematologist, his clinical interests include paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinu... Read More

Research Interests: Myeloproliferative Disorders, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Specialties: Benign Hematology, Hematology/BMT, Hemochromatosis, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Porphyria

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center

Residency: North Carolina Memorial Hospital

Medical School: University of North Carolina

Email: Charles.Parker@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Ami B. Patel, MD

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Research Interests: Leukemia Drug Resistance, Synthetic Lethality Strategies, Targeted Drug Development, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Specialties: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, Myelofibrosis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Systemic Mastocytosis

Fellowship: University of Utah

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Email: ami.patel@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Sagar S. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel’s clinical and research expertise is in Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT). He has a particular interest in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation as well as cellular therapies such as CAR-Ts for the treatment of malignant and benign hematologic diseases in adult patients. Dr. Patel’s research interests focus on the... Read More

Specialties: Blood and Marrow Transplantation, CAR T-cell Therapy

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic – Taussig Cancer Institute

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic – Taussig Cancer Institute

Email: Sagar.Patel@hci.utah.edu

Esteban Peña, MD

Research Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation

Specialties: General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Residency: The Jewish Hospital

Medical School: Universidad Católica

Email: u0981449@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

John D. Phillips, PhD

John D. Phillips, Ph.D. is a Research Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. In addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Phillips is also Director of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) Core Research Fa... Read More

Email: John.Phillips@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-2081

Josef T. Prchal, MD

Josef Prchal, MD is a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. He is also named Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator, and is a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program and the Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics Program. In addition, he holds ad... Read More

Research Interests: Erythrocyte Disorders, Hematopoiesis, Polycythemia

Specialties: Anemia, Hematology/BMT, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Oncology, Thrombocythemia

Fellowship: Toronto General Hospital

Residency: University of Toronto, Department of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Toronto, Department of Medicine

Residency: University of Toronto, Dept of Medicine

Fellowship: Charles University School of Medicine

Medical School: Charles University

Email: josef.prchal@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Sabarinath Venniyil Radhakrishnan, MD

Dr. S.V. Radhakrishnan, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah. He was awarded a fellowship by the American Association for Cancer Research-Pfizer Immuno-Oncology. Dr. Radhakrishnan's research focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for multiple myelom... Read More

Research Interests: Immunotherapy, Adoptive

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Kerala University of Health Sciences

Medical School: Kerala University of Health Sciences

Email: sabari.radhakrishnan@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Vedran Radojcic, MD

I am a physician-scientist providing care to patients undergoing allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation. I pursue research with translational relevance and focus on immunobiology determinants of graft-versus-host disease, particularly its chronic form that remains the most devastating long-term complication of allogeneic blood and marrow ... Read More

Research Interests: Immunobiology of Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Mechanisms of Immune Evasion and Tolerance in Cancer

Specialties: Acute Leukemia, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System

Residency: University of Michigan Health System

Medical School: University of Zagreb School of Medicine

Email: vedran.radojcic@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-6109

George M. Rodgers, III, MD, PhD

George M. Rodgers, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.   He also holds an appointment as an adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology. He started at the University of Utah in 1988.  He is... Read More

Research Interests: Antithrombotic Therapy, Physiological Regulation of Hemostasis, Procoagulant Activities of Vascular Endothelium, Role of Coagulation in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Specialties: Benign Hematology, Coagulation, Hematology/BMT, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Fellowship: University of California San Francisco

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Medical School: Tulane University

Email: George.Rodgers@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Douglas W. Sborov, MD, MS

Dr. Douglas Sborov is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was born and raised in Minnesota, completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, later completed medical s... Read More

Research Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Multiple Myeloma Including High-dose Chemotherapy Plus Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: The Ohio State University

Fellowship: The Ohio State University

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Email: douglas.sborov@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Harsh R. Shah, DO

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati Harsh Shah DO is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at the Huntsman Cancer Center, University of Utah. Dr. Shah’s clinical expertise is in treatment of various lymphomas, such as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, T-cell Lymphomas, DLBCL, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Follicular L... Read More

Fellowship: Karmanos Cancer Institute-Wayne State University

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, AT Still University of Health Sciences

Email: Harsh.Shah@hsc.utah.edu

Paul J. Shami, MD

Languages Spoken: English, French, Arabic Dr. Paul Shami is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah and is a Member and Clinical Investigator at the University’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Dr. Shami also holds an Adjunct appointment as a Professor of Pharmaceutics and... Read More

Research Interests: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Drug Development, Glutathione Transferase, Leukemia, Myeloid, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Nitric Oxide, Nitric Oxide Donors

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Oncology

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center

Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Medical School: American University of Beirut

Email: paul.shami@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Deborah M. Stephens, DO

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish Deborah Stephens, DO joined the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies as an Assistant Professor in 2014. She completed her internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic and fellowship training at Ohio State University. Dr. Stephens’s clinic focuses on patients with chronic lymphocytic ... Read More

Specialties: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: The Ohio State University Medical Center

Residency: The Ohio State University

Residency: Cleveland Clinic

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine

Email: deborah.stephens@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Tsewang Tashi, MD

Dr. Tsewang Tashi joined the University of Utah faculty after completing his hematology/oncology fellowship in 2015, and is involved in research with Dr. J.  Prchal on high altittude genetic adaptation, hypoxia signaling and molecular genetics of myeloproliferative neoplasms. He received his medical degree from Chang Gung Univer... Read More

Research Interests: Hypoxia, Myeloid Malignancies

Specialties: Acute Leukemia, Benign Hematology, Hematology/BMT, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Systemic Mastocytosis

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: Creighton University

Residency: Pingtung Christian Hospital

Medical School: Chang Gung University School of Medicine

Email: tsewang.tashi@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-0236

Srinivas K. Tantravahi, MBBS, MRCP(UK)

Dr. Tantravahi has received his medical degree from Guntur medical college, India. He then completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology and Oncology fellowship training at University of Utah Hospital. His clinical interests include multiple myeloma, stem cell transplantation, and myeloproliferative neoplasm. Research interests are targeted ... Read More

Specialties: Benign Hematology, Hematology/BMT

Fellowship: University of Utah

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Residency: Barnsley District General Hospital

Residency: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Residency: Rotherham District General Hospital

Residency: George Elliot Hospital

Residency: Macclesfield District General Hospital

Medical School: Guntur Medical College

Email: srinivas.tantravahi@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Dennis R. Winge, PhD

Dennis Winge, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also a Research Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. He is Director of the Biological Chemistry PhD graduate ... Read More

Research Interests: Cancer Metabolism, Cell Respiration, Copper, Hemeproteins, Metal Metabolism, Mitochondria, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Oxidative Stress, Paraganglioma

Email: dennis.winge@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229