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Molecular Biology Faculty

Please visit our Faculty Index for participating faculty accepting PhD students from the Molecular Biology Program!

Faculty from the seven diverse departments of Biochemistry, Human Genetics, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, Oncological Sciences, the School of Biological Sciences and the Division of Microbiology and Immunology are actively seeking students for rotations and thesis research. MBP students have a variety of choices to carry out cutting-edge research mentored by world-class scientists.


Molecular Biology Affiliate Faculty

A number of University of Utah faculty are affiliated with the Molecular Biology Program and have active research labs but who are not currently taking PhD students. These faculty are included in the Affiliate list below.



Research Interest

Atkins, John Human Genetics Reprogrammed Decoding/Ribosome
Blumenthal, Don Pharmacology and Toxicology Protein Kinases
Chou, Danny Biochemistry Diabetes, Insulin, Peptide and Protein Therapeutics, Chemical Biology
Condic, Maureen Neurobiology and Anatomy Developmental Neurobiology, Interactions of sensory neurons with extracellular matrix
Dearing, Denise School of Biological Sciences Molecular ecology, evolution of detoxification, herbivores, plant toxins
Fujinami, Robert Microbiology and Immunology Viral Pathogenesis / Autoimmunity
Fults, Daniel Oncological Sciences Brain Tumor Biology
Goldenberg, David School of Biological Sciences Protein Biophysics
Jensen, Peter Microbiology and Immunology Antigen Presentation
Lindsley, Janet Biochemistry Teaching Metabolism and Nutrition
Prestwich, Glenn Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry Therapeutic Biomaterials
Safavi-Hemami, Helena Biochemistry Animal venoms, drug discovery, natural products, venom evolution, therapeutics, diabetes, pain
Villanueva, Claudio Biochemistry Transcriptional Regulation and Energy Metabolism
Weiss, Robert Human Genetics DNA Hybridization; DNA Sequencing
Winge, Dennis Biochemistry

Mitochondria, OXPHOS Respiration, Assembly of Respiratory Complexes

Last Updated: 7/10/20