Faculty

Dipayan Chaudhuri, MD, PhD

Specialties: Cardiology, General Cardiology

Email: dipayan.chaudhuri@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-7707

Michael E. Engel, MD, PhD, FAAP

Michael Engel, MD, PhD, attended the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. He completed his Pediatric residency training and subspecialty training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He recently joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primar... Read More

Research Interests: Childhood Acute Leukemia, Hematopoiesis

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Email: michael.engel@hci.utah.edu

Phone:

Lab Url: http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/research/labs/engel/

Kimberley J. Evason, MD, PhD

Specialties: Pathology, Anatomical

Email: kimberley.evason@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-6105

Sheri L. Holmen, PhD

Sheri Holmen, PhD, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and Co-Director of the Melanoma Disease Oriented Research Team (MDOT). She is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences. Dr. Holmen’s Lab aims to define critical ... Read More

Research Interests: Genes, Tumor Suppressor, Glioma, Melanoma, Mouse Models of Cancer, Oncogenes, Virology

Specialties: Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Neuro-Oncology

Email: sheri.holmen@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-4237

Lab Url: http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/research/labs/holmen/

Lynn B. Jorde, PhD

Chair, Department of Human Genetics

Dr. Lynn Jorde has been on the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine since 1979 and holds an H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair in the Department of Human Genetics. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Human Genetics in September 2009. Dr. Jorde’s laboratory has been involved in studies of human genetic variation... Read More

Research Interests: Gene Mapping and Cloning, Human Population Genetics, Medical Genetics

Email: lbj@genetics.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4566

Gabrielle Kardon, PhD

Email: gkardon@genetics.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-6184

Tracey J. Lamb, PhD

Research Interests: Malaria Immunopathogenesis

Email: tracey.lamb@path.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-2097

Lab Url: http://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/research/labs/tracey-lamb/

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA


Vivian Lee Bio


Since July of 2011, Dr. Vivian S. Lee has served as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University’s School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. She is responsible for an annual budget of $3.3 billion; four hospitals, ten neighborhood health ... Read More

Specialties: Radiology

Email: vivian.lee@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7480

Robert S. MacLeod, PhD

Rob MacLeod was trained in physics, electrical engineering, and physiology & biophysics and is a Full Professor of Bioengineering and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Utah. He is a co-founder and an Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute and an Associate Director of th... Read More

Email: rob.macleod@utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-9511

Ryan O'Connell, PhD

I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Pathology. My postdoctoral studies were performed in David Baltimore’s laboratory at the California Institute of Technology where I began working in the area of microRNAs following my graduate training in Immunology at UCLA (mentored by Genhong Cheng). My research ... Read More

Research Interests: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Autoimmune Diseases, Cellular Immunology, Macrophage Functions, Immunology, Inflammation, RNA, Small Interfering, T Cell Biology, Tumor Microenvironment

Email: ryan.oconnell@path.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4390

Lab Url: http://labs.path.utah.edu/oconnell/

Aylin R. Rodan, MD, PhD, FASN

Academic biographyDr. Rodan received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University, where she studied mechanisms of unfolded protein recognition in the endoplasmic reticulum. She then completed M.D./Ph.D. training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California San Francisco. Her Ph.D. research focused on use of... Read More

Research Interests: Circadian Rhythm, Drosophila melanogaster, Hypertension, Ion Transport, Malpighian Tubules, Osmoregulation, Potassium Homeostasis, Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases, Renal Physiology, Sodium-Potassium-Chloride Symporters, Stroke, Water-Electrolyte Balance

Specialties: Nephrology & Hypertension

Email: aylin.rodan@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-5215

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 resea... Read More

Research Interests: Cell Communication, Cell Signaling, Metabolism, Metabolism Regulation

Email: Rutter@biochem.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-3340

Lab Url: http://www.biochem.utah.edu/rutter/

Jason Shepherd, PhD

Brains have an amazing ability to learn and store information for long periods, in some cases a lifetime. In particular, the enduring nature of memory remains a mystery, despite intensive study. How does information storage remain stabile for years, despite constant protein modification and turnover? Moreover, disorders of memory and cognition affe... Read More

Research Interests: Alzheimer's Disease, Angelman Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Endocytosis, Fragile X Syndrome, Immediate-Early Proteins, Learning and Memory, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neurosciences, Receptor Trafficking, Rett Syndrome, Synaptic Membranes, Synaptic Plasticity, Synaptic Transmission

Email: jason.shepherd@neuro.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-6214

Lab Url: http://shepherdlab.org/

Dean Tantin, PhD

Dean Tantin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Tantin studies gene expression and its relationship to immune and stem cell function, and malignancy. He focuses on a class of transcription facto... Read More

Research Interests: Development and Regulation of Immune Responses, Gene Regulation, Stem Cells, Transcriptional Control of Malignant State

Email: dean.tantin@path.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-3035

Lab Url: http://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/research/labs/dean-tantin/index.php

Monica Vetter, PhD

Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

My laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular pathways controlling neural development and degeneration in the retina. The retina is of critical importance since disorders of eye development can lead to congenital blindness, while degeneration of retinal neurons can cause progressive blindness at later ages.Retinal development:   In the de... Read More

Research Interests: Developmental Neurobiology, Retinal Degeneration and Cell Biology

Email: monica.vetter@neuro.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4984

Claudio Villanueva, PhD

Email: villanueva@biochem.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-9209

Lab Url: http://biochem.web.utah.edu/villanueva/Villanueva_Lab/Welcome.html

Mark Yandell, PhD

Research Interests: Comparative Genomics, Computational Biology, Human Population Genetics, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, bioinformatics

Email: myandell@genetics.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4422