Molecular, Cellular and Evolutionary Biology

Program Faculty

  • Markus Babst
    Faculty

    Protein trafficking and metabolism of eukaryotic cells

  • Mike Bastiani
    Faculty

    Developmental neurobiology

  • Mary Beckerle
    Faculty

    Distinguished Professor of Biology
    CEO and Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute
    Associate VP for Cancer Affairs, University of Utah
    Ralph E. and Willia T. Main Presidential Professor

  • David Blair
    Faculty

    Bioenergetics; Protein Structure and Function; Molecular Machines

  • William Brazelton
    Faculty

    Microbial ecology of extreme environments
    Metagenomics
    Chemoautotrophy

  • Sophie Caron
    Faculty

    Form and Function of Brain Centers
    Multisensory Integration
    Learning and Memory
    Sensory representation in the Drosophila brain

  • Richard Clark
    Faculty

    Transmission and quantitative genetics; genome-wide association studies; functional genomics in plant and animal systems

  • Colin Dale
    Faculty

    Microbiology and molecular evolution; insects and endosymbionts

  • Bryn Dentinger
    Faculty

    Curator of Mycology
    Natural History Museum of Utah
    Associate Professor of Biology

  • Gary Drews
    Faculty

    Molecular genetics of plant development in Arabidopsis thaliana

  • Colleen Farmer
    Faculty

    Farmer BioEngineering
    Comparative physiology; physiological ecology; evolutionary physiology

  • David Gard
    Faculty

    Regulation of microtubule assembly; Xenopus development

  • David Goldenberg
    Faculty

    Protein folding, dynamics, and function; NMR spectroscopy

  • Kent Golic
    Faculty

    Chromosome organization and function in Drosophila melanogaster

  • Julie Hollien
    Faculty

    "Stress pathways, endoplasmic reticulum function, RNA localization and decay"

  • Martin Horvath
    Faculty

    Structure determination and molecular physiology of telomere DNA-protein complexes and NMDA neuroreceptor-neurotoxin complexes

    Honors Advisor

  • Kelly Hughes
    Faculty

  • Erik Jorgensen
    Faculty

    Mechanisms of synaptic function

  • Darryl Kropf
    Faculty

    Cell polarity; plant embryogenesis and development

  • Villu Maricq
    Faculty

    Neurobiology: synaptic function

  • Larry Okun
    Emeritus

    "Neurobiology and fluorescent-dye design for marking specific neuron types"

  • Baldomero Olivera
    Faculty

    Conotoxins; ion channels; neurobiology; molecular biodiversity

  • John S. (Sandy) Parkinson
    Faculty

    Molecular biology and genetics of signal transduction

  • Nitin Phadnis
    Faculty

    Genetic conflict; Molecular basis of speciation.

  • Wayne Potts
    Faculty

    Host-pathogen coevolution; behavior; immunogenetics and evolutionary genetics

    Member of University of Utah's NanoInstitute.

  • Gary Rose
    Faculty

    Neuroethology of audition and electroreception

  • Michael Shapiro
    Faculty

    Vertebrate genetics, genomics, development, and evolution

  • Leslie Sieburth
    Faculty

    RNA decay; P-bodies; root-shoot signaling; leaf development in Arabidopsis

  • Neil Vickers
    Faculty

    Neuroethology of olfaction and odor-mediated behavior

  • David Wolstenholme
    Emeritus

    Animal mitochondrial DNAs: structure and evolution

  • Doju Yoshikami
    Emeritus

    Cellular neurobiology; ion channels; neurotoxins and nociception