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The Bioscience PhD programs were established in 1987 with the mission of providing the best graduate training in Molecular Biology and Biological Chemistry for the next generation of scientists. Since then, more than 600 students graduated with a PhD from our programs and are now occupying such positions as university professors, pharmaceutical company scientists and patent attorneys, just to name a few. The experience from the Bioscience PhD programs goes beyond just technical training. The best way to convey this is to read and/or watch what our alumni have to say when reflecting upon their time in the Bioscience PhD programs at the University of Utah.  

 

Where do our graduates go after graduation?

Total Alumni that have graduated with a PhD (1987-2017):  617 

Our alumni live and work all over the world.

 map of where alumni live now

Alumni Spotlights


Lisa Goering

Lisa Goering, Ph.D. (Class of '03)
Assistant Professor of Biology
St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

"The most valuable lesson I learned while in the University of Utah's Bioscience Molecular Biology program was persistence! And the importance of collaboration in the sciences."

 

 

Harrison F. Dillon

Harrison F. Dillon, J.D., Ph.D. (Class of '98)
President & Chief Technology Officer
Solazyme, Inc

"The Bioscience Molecular Biology Program was crucial in training me as a geneticist and helping me become an independent thinker."

 

 

Beth Stronach

Beth Stronach, Ph.D. (Class of '97)
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

"The most valuable things/lessons I learned were to write well and to be open minded. I had several memorable moments while in the program: All the red marks on my first exam, when a professor told us we would end up as trash collectors if we didn't work harder, hosting Sean Carroll (the "evo-devo guy") for a seminar, and outrageous parties at Erik Jorgensen's house!"

 

 

Alumni Videos


 

 Marc Hammarlund

 

Owen Pornillos

 

Rolf Karlstrom

 

Last Updated: 10/23/17