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Alumni

We ❤️ OUR Science Alumni


 

Michele Lefebvre, PhD’05

Lee Roberts, BS’72

Connor Morgan, BS’19

David Hillyard, BS’73

Jim Sugihara, PhD’47

George Elliott, PhD’81

Emily Bates, BS’97

Todd B. Alder

Ace Madsen

Jeffrey Webster, BS’81

RSS Upcoming Alumni Events

  • Homecoming 2021: Virtual Golf Event
    Date: 9/11/2021 to 9/25/2021 Join U alumni and friends wherever you may be for the Homecoming 2021 Virtual Golf Event. Post your photos for a chance to win some great U swag. Play your favorite course from Sept. 11–25
  • Homecoming 2021: Live Golf Event
    Date: 9/24/2021 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Enjoy a day at Bonneville Golf Course with other U alums and friends—all while supporting student scholarships and the FeedU Pantry. The event features one of three categories: Men's, women's, or mixed groups.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Meeting the Global Challenge of Glaucoma
    Date: 8/24/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Nearly 80 million people worldwide are living with glaucoma and over 112 million will suffer from moderate to severe glaucoma-related vision loss and blindness by 2040. The John A. Moran Eye Center at the U is committed to reversing this trend.

Alumni Stories


 
Todd B. Alder

Tripping the Patent Fantastic

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Nikhil Bhayani, BS’98

Coming Home to U Biology... and The Pie

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Diana Montgomery, BS’87

Pythagorean theorem in triangles of a tent

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T. Mitchell Aide, PhD’89

From tropical forest conservation to writing a novel

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Ace Madsen

Boot camp for medical school.

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Ed Groenhout, BS’85

Embracing opportunities

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Adam Madsen, BA’06

From Ute quarterback to Medical Practice.

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Cameron Soelberg

An adventurous pioneer in math, physics, business, and travel.

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Diana Hulboy, BS’89

Biology in research and then as a subject.

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Thomas Stucky, BS’15

NASA engineer on Perseverance Rover’s journey to Mars.

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Gameil Fouad, BS’93

A few big decisions that really matter.

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Steve Mimnaugh, BS’73

Living more than one life.

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Dale C. Larsen, BS’59

From U.S. Navy aerial photographer to dentist

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Jason Allen, BS’01

Turbo-charging a medical career through research

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Arie Sitthichai Mobley, BS’00

Better health care based on the unique genetic makeup of each individual

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Clifford Stocks, BS’80

Whether cancer or a pandemic, OncoResponse CEO knows how to grapple with an opponent

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Ole Jensen, BS’72

Ole Jensen’s one claim to fame was that he was tapped to be a “calf sitter."

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Jeffrey Webster, BS’81

A 50 meter swim to surgery at Reno Orthopedic Clinic

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George Elliott, PhD’81

Retired U.S. Patent & Trademark Office examiner & director on the pandemic: "It will pass"

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Julia Bailey-Serres, BS’81

NAS member & U alum pilots Center for Plant Cell Biology, UC Riverside

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Michele Lefebvre, PhD’05

Elevating environmental science on Hawaii's Big Island

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Lee Roberts, BS’72

Immune system mysteries lead to pharma & biotech R&D

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Edward Meenen, BS’86

Back to the Land: Veterinary Sciences & Lab Tech

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The Daines Medical Dynasty

An Idaho Family of Orthopedics, UofU-educated

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Nancy Parry, BS’63

Fifty years of breaking the glass ceiling

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Ryan Watts, BS’00

Co-Founder of Denali Therapeutics, focused on cures for neurodegenerative illnesses.

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Connor Morgan, BS’19

What does a former Student Body President and Biology alum do after graduating from the U?

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The Gandhis, BS’86, 91, 92

The Gandhi family is U - through and through.

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Anna Vickrey, PhD’20

Pigeon-holed and lovin' it.

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Griffin Chure, BS’13

National Science Foundation Postdoc Research Fellow, Stanford

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Emily Bates, BS’97

Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Carol Blair, BA’64

Professor Emerita, Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology

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Alumni Panel

Distinguished science alumni share their experiences.

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Amy Davis, PhD’03

A circuitous route from academe to industry

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James Detling, PhD’69

Professor Emeritus, Botanist, Colorado State

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David Hillyard, BS’73

ARUP: Dir. Molecular Infectious Diseases

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Alumni VS Coronavirus

Utah biotech companies rally to fight the coronavirus.

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Michelle Williams, PhD’87

Distinguished Chemistry Alumni 2019

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Doon Gibbs, BS’63

Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York.

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2016 Churchill Scholar

Mackenzie Simper - Mathematics major and student researcher.

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2017 Churchill Scholar

Michael Zhao - Mathematics major and student researcher.

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2019 Churchill Scholar

Cameron Owen - Chemistry and physics major and student researcher.

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Jim Kaschmitter, BS’72

From copper mines to NiCo batteries to experimental aircraft.

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Lynn Miller, BS’63

One of the architects of Universal Life insurance.

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Kurt Zilm, BS’76, PhD’81

Distinguished Chemistry Alumni 2019

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Bill Jack, BA’77

Distinguished Chemistry Alumni 2019

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McKay Hyde, BS’97

Equities Engineering for the New York office of Goldman Sachs.

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Alumni Webinar

Dean Peter Trapa discusses the critical importance of undergraduate research.

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Jim Sugihara, PhD’47

The University of Utah's first PhD recipient.

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Why give?

Monica Gandhi BS'91
Growing up in Utah taught me a great deal and my time at the University of Utah was refreshing, eye-opening, formative and life-changing. The world has always struggled with disparities and vulnerable populations, such as those living with poverty or with stigma, are more prone to infection and poor health outcomes.

Great education comes with great privilege.  It is our duty as graduates of the College of Science at the University of Utah to go out in the world to attempt to right these disparities, combat the stigma and carry the ideals of our rigorous scientific education forth.

>> GIVE TODAY

 
 


Notebook 2021

Featured: Student awards, distinguished alumni, convocation, and more.

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Our DNA 2021

Featured: Plant pandemics, birdsong, retiring faculty, and more.

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Discover 2020

Features Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics Research, Overcoming Covid, and Lab Safety.

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AfterMath 2020

Featured: 50 Years of Math, Sea Ice, and Faculty and Staff recognition.

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Donor Recognition

Thank you for your support of our vibrant community of scientists and mathematicians.

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Our DNA 2020

Featured: Stories on e-birders, retiring faculty, remote learning, and more.

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Spectrum 2020

Featured: 3D maps of the Universe, Perovskite Photovoltaics, and Dynamic Structure in HIV.

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Notebook 2020

Featured: Convocation, Alumni, Student Success, and Rapid Response Research.

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Crimson Legacy

Learn about planned giving opportunities.

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Our DNA 2020

Featured: Stories on Fruit Flies, Forest Futures and Student Success.

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Catalyst 2020

Featured: Transition to Virtual, 2020 Convocation, Graduate Spotlights, and Awards.

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Spectrum 2020

Featured: Nuclear Medicine, PER Programs, and NSF grant for Quantum Idea Incubator.

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Discover 2019

Features the Science Research Initiative, College Rankings, Commutative Algebra, and more.

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Winter 2019

Crimson Laureate Society updates from December 2019.

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Spectrum 2019

Featured: Nuclear Medicine, PER Programs, and NSF grant for Quantum Idea Incubator.

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Notebook 2019

Featured: The New Faces of Utah Science, Churchill Scholars, and Convocation 2019.

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Summer 2019

Crimson Laureate Society updates from May 2019.

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Catalyst 2019

Featured: Endowed Chairs of Chemistry, Curie Club, and alumnus: Victor Cee.

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Our DNA 2019

Featured: Ants of the World, CRISPR Scissors, and Alumni Profile - Nikhil Bhayani.

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Catalyst 2019

Featured: Methane- Eating Bacteria, Distinguished Alumni, Student and Alumni profiles.

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Spectrum 2019

Featured: Molecular Motors, Churchill Scholar, Dark Matter, and Black Holes.

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Our DNA 2019

Featured: The Startup Life, Monica Gandhi, Genomic Conflicts, and alumna Jeanne Novak.

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Welcome Class of 2019

The Crimson Laureate Society welcomes the entire Science graduating class of 2019!

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AfterMath 2018

Featured: A Love for Puzzles, Math & Neuroscience, Number Theory, and AMS Fellows.

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Discover 2018

The 2018 Research Report for the College of Science.

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Spectrum 2018

Featured: Dark Matter, Spintronics, Gamma Rays and Improving Physics Teaching.

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Catalyst 2018

Featured: Ming Hammond, Jack & Peg Simons Endowed Professors, Martha Hughes Cannon.

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