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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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MB/BC Annual
State of the Programs

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HSEB 1730



FRIDAY,APRIL  26, 2019
9 AM – 7 PM
Speakers include:

Michael Curran, Department of Immunology,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Paul Sigala, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Keke Fairfax, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology

Karin Chen, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Trudy Oliver, PhD, Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences

Ming Hammond, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemistry

Jackie Winter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Tom Lane, PhD, Professor, Pathology

Nels Elde, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Genetics

Rob Paine, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Department of Microbiology and Department of Medicine,
Infectious Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

For more information contact:

Nicole Frank, PhD, Associate Director, 3i Initiative at:


Understanding Finances in the Scientific World: How to Find Funding & Plan Spending

Cheryl Baird, PhD - Director of Molecular Systems, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
Samantha Costanzo, MBA - Financial Management Analyst, Division of Epidemiology
Monica Vetter, PhD - Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Friday, April 19th, 2019
HSEB 3515B

Last Updated: 4/11/19