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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, 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 taking PhD students at this time. 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
Condic, Maureen Neurobiology Developmental Neurobiology, Interactions of sensory neurons with extracellular matrix
Dearing, Denise School of Biological Sciences Molecular ecology, evolution of detoxification, herbivores, plant toxins
Drews, Gary School of Biological Sciences Plant Development
Goldenberg, David School of Biological Sciences Protein Biophysics
Jensen, Peter Microbiology and Immunology Antigen Presentation
Lindsley, Janet Biochemistry Teaching Metabolism and Nutrition
Metzstein, Mark Human Genetics Drosophila Genetics
Prestwich, Glenn Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry Therapeutic Biomaterials
Shaw, Janet Biochemistry Mitochondrial Dynamics and Disease
Weiss, Robert Human Genetics DNA Hybridization; DNA Sequencing
Weyrich, Andy Microbiology and Immunology Novel Functions of Platelets in Health and Disease
Last Updated: 1/17/21