Cardiovascular, Cancer and Genetics Research

Dean Li, MD, PhD– Associate Vice President for Research, University of Utah Health Sciences, Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine, Director, Molecular Medicine Program, HA and Edna Benning Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, Chief Scientific Officer for University of Utah Health Sciences

Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Allie Grossmann, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor of Pathology
Stephen McKellar, MD, MSc – Assistant Professor of Surgery
Adrian Rothenfluh, PhDc – Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Craig Selzman, MD – Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Kevin Whitehead, MD – Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Weiquan Zhu, PhD – Instructor of Internal Medicine

Thromboinflammation, Infectious Disease and Immunology Research

Andrew Weyrich, PhD – Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Guy Zimmerman, MD – Professor of Internal Medicine Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Utah

  • Paul F Bray, MD – Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Karin Chen, MD – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Matthew Rondina, MD, MS – Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Jesse Rowley, PhD – Research Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Hansjorg Schwertz, PhD – Assistant Professor of Research
  • Christian Con Yost, MD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Diabetes, Metabolism and Hypertension Research

Simon J Fisher, MD, PhD – Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah

• Sihem Boudina, PhD – Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
• Owen Chan, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
• Micah Drummond, PhD – Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
• Aylin R Rodan, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Amnon Schlegel, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
• Scott A. Summers, PhD – Professor and Chair of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
•J David Symons, PhD – Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
• Corrine Welt, MD – Professor of Internal Medicine

Pediatrics Research and the Utah Genome Project

Joseph Yost, PhD – Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine

• Luca Brunelli, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Affiliated Investigators in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Betty Liebold, PhD – Professor of Internal Medicine, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, UUMC

Former Investigators

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD
Professor of Endocrinology, Former Director and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC), Director of the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa and Head of the Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic at Iowa River Landing/UIHC, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, John B Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research.

Bill Carroll, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Center for Children at the Huntsman Cancer Institute

William Carroll, MD
Director NYU Cancer Institute and the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program

Dan Fults, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, M. Peter and Robyn Heilbrun Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery

Lorise Gahring, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, UUMC

Timothy Graham, MD
Intermountain Healthcare

Peter J. Gruber, MD, PhD
D. Rees and Eleanor T. Jensen Presidential chair, Associate Professor of Surgery, Investigator, University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program, Chief, Section Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mark Keating, MD
Vice President of Global Head of Ophthalmology at the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, National

Don Kohan, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, UUMC

Dick Lemons, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, UUMC

Mark Meuth, PhD
Director, Cancer Studies Institute, University of Sheffield, U.K.

Anne M. Moon, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Genetics Program in Molecular Medicine

Stephen M Prescott, MD
President of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Trustee, Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation, Former Director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Inaugural Director of Human Molecular Biology & Genetics

Brad Preston, PhD
Professor of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle

Louis Ptacek, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology, HHMI, John C. Coleman Distinguished Professorship in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Califonia, San Francisco

Michael Sanguinetti, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Director, Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute, University of Utah

Andrew Thorburn, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Grohne Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roy Twymann, MD
Vice President, Franchise Development Leader, Neurology & Psychiatry Franchises, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development

David Virshup, MD
Willard Snow Presidential Professor of Cancer Research, Director, Program in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

Ken Ward, MD
CEO, Juneau Biosciences, CSO and Chairman, Axial Biotech, President, Taueret Laboratories