School of Medicine

Medical Student Research Program

NIDDK (L-Z)

Marcus G. Pezzolesi, PhD, MPH

Dr. Marcus Pezzolesi is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the University of Utah’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and its Diabetes and Metabolism Center and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Genetics.  After attending the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, he completed his Ph.D. trai... Read More

Fellowship: Genomic Medicine Institute, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

John D. Phillips, PhD

Interim Research Division Chief of Hematology/BMT

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

Aylin R. Rodan, MD, PhD, FASN

Dr. Rodan received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University. She then completed M.D./Ph.D. training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California San Francisco, followed by Internal Medicine residency at UCSF. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship and nephrology subspecialty training at the University o... Read More

Specialties: Nephrology & Hypertension

Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Matthew T. Rondina, MD, MS

I have been a faculty member of the University of Utah Department of Medicine since 2006, where I first served as Chief Medical Resident.  My clinical practice is focused on the prevention and treatment of thrombotic disorders, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.  I teach students a... Read More

Specialties: Thrombotic Disorders

Residency: University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of Utah Medical School

Jared P. Rutter, PhD

Jared Rutter, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.Rutter studies how cells sense and detect energy needs for growth. Understanding the energy-sensing pathways in cells is important in cancer researc... Read More

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J. Robinson Singleton, MD

J. Robinson Singleton, MD, is director of the neurophysiology laboratory at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. He teaches neuromuscular disease diagnosis and electrodiagnostic techniques to neurology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation residents and has helped train 15 neuromuscular fellows. Dr. Singleton also serves on th... Read More

Specialties: EMG, General Neurology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases

Fellowship: University of Michigan

Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals

Medical School: University of Colorado

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Scott Summers, PhD

Chair, Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

The major accomplishment of my scientific career has been to advance the idea that sphingolipids such as ceramides regulate nutrient homeostasis and contribute to diabetes and other metabolic diseases. The opinion was initially controversial and few publications other than my own appeared on the topic. Nonetheless, the data were robust and the ther... Read More

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Carl S. Thummel, PhD

Carl Thummel, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.Thummel studies the role of small hormones, including steroids, retinoids, and thyroid hormones, in development and physiology of cells using the ... Read More

Cornelia Ulrich, PhD, MS

Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research Executive Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah Dr. Cornelia Ulrich is a cancer epidemiologist whose research focuses on lifestyle and biologic factors in cancer prevention and ca... Read More

Corrine K. Welt, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Female reproductive disorders are devastating and their underlying etiologies may present additional medical problems within and beyond the reproductive years. My work has therefore focused on disorders of reproduction and their medical consequences. Polycystic ovary syndrome causes infertility because of its irregular menstrual cycles. It is also ... Read More

Specialties: Endocrinology & Metabolism

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College

Andrew S. Weyrich, PhD

Dr. Andrew S. Weyrich’s research examines how blood clots in health and disease. His group made the seminal discovery in 2005 that anucleate human platelets splice precursor messenger RNA into products that regulate inflammation. This paradigm shifting observation revolutionized the field of hematology, and has led to thousands of studies tha... Read More

Tianxin Yang, MD, PhD

Residency: Peking Union Medical College

Medical School: Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences

Christian Con Yost, MD

Christian Con Yost, MD is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics within the University of Utah School of Medicine.  He serves as the Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program at the University of Utah. He provides clinical care as an attending physician to critically ill patients admitted to... Read More

Specialties: Neonatology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine