Molecular Biology Faculty

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

Faculty from the six diverse departments of Biochemistry, Human Genetics, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Oncological Sciences, the School of Biological Sciences and the Division of Microbiology and Immunology in the Department of Pathology 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
Carroll, Dana Biochemistry Genome editing, CRISPR-Cas, ZFNs, TALENs, DNA repair
Casjens, Sherwood Pathology Bacteriophages, Lyme Disease
Dearing, Denise Biology Molecular ecology, evolution of detoxification, herbivores, plant toxins
Fujinami, Robert Pathology Viral Pathogenesis / Autoimmunity
Fults, Daniel Oncological Sciences Brain Tumor Biology
Gard, David Biology Cytoskeletal Function & Development
Goldenberg, David Biology Protein Biophysics
Horvath, Martin Biology Structural Biology; X-Ray Crystallography
Jensen, Peter Pathology Antigen Presentation
Lindsley, Janet Biochemistry Teaching Metabolism and Nutrition
Prestwich, Glenn Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry Therapeutic Biomaterials
Weiss, Robert Human Genetics DNA Hybridization; DNA Sequencing
Winge, Dennis Biochemistry

Mitochondria, OXPHOS Respiration, Assembly of Respiratory Complexes

Last Updated: 10/25/18