Established in 1994, the Department of Oncological Sciences performs research and provides training with an emphasis in cancer biology. This department is strongly aligned with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, whose mission is to discover the origins of human cancer as well as develop new diagnostics and treatments.

Our department brings together a community of faculty, students, and staff, who work with approximately 50 graduate students and 20 post-doctoral fellows, in research laboratories. We award PhD degrees in cancer biology, with specialized training in transcriptional regulation and epigenetics, animal models of cancer, and cancer cell biology, including apoptosis, metabolism, and signaling.


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Mar 06, 2019

Xiaoyang Zhang

Welcome new Assistant Professor Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang! Dr. Zhang uses state-of-the art genomics approaches to understand how germline and somatic genomic alterations reshape the landscape of regulatory enhancer elements, cause epigenetic and transcriptional dysregulation, and promote cancer development. ... Read More

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