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Bioscience PhD Programs 

Come be a part of a great research community and join the laboratory of more than 160 faculty.


The Bioscience PhD Programs are comprised of the Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program. Each program is distinct in its core curriculum and requirements and reach across 10 departments at the University of Utah. The programs allow students to obtain a broad scientific education, yet tailor their training to their specific interests. Students carry out cutting-edge research mentored by world-class scientists, in an environment emphasizing the critical thinking and creativity necessary to become a successful scientist.


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News and Events

BioscicenceThe Neurobiology and Anatomy Department presents

Raunak Basu

Doctoral Candidate
Dissertation Defense

“Role of cadherins in synapse specific plasticity”

Monday, December 12, 2016
1:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

VitaeThursday, December 8, 3:30–5 p.m.
EIHG Auditorium

Vitae annually highlights investigators and their pioneering research programs. The program seeds new collaborations
and development strategies by humanizing research through story.

Vitæ 2016 speakers:

Adam Bress, Danny Chou, Tracy Frech, Michelle Mendoza, Adam Spivak, and K-T Varley, representing the departments of Population Health Sciences, Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, and Oncological Sciences. 


John H. Weis Memorial Graduate Student Award

More information about the Award is available here: John Weis Memorial Graduate Student Award. The winners for 2016 are listed below.

Sara Bridge, M.D. student

Dollie LaJoie, Ph.D. student

Gurkan Mollaoglu, Ph.D. student

Matt Szaniawski, Ph.D. student


Last Updated: 12/5/16