Beckerle Lab

Lab Members

Mary C. Beckerle, PhD

Mary C. Beckerle, PhD, has served as CEO of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) since 2006. She is the associate vice president for cancer affairs at U of U Health, and she is a distinguished professor of biology and oncological sciences at the U of U. Beckerle joined the faculty of the U of U in 1986, and currently holds the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Endowed Chair. She earned her PhD in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was the recipient of a Danforth Fellowship, and completed post-doctoral research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen

Senior Laborator Specialist
chris.jensen@hci.utah.edu

Elizabeth Blankman

Elizabeth Blankman

Senior Laboratory Specialist
elizabeth.blankman@hci.utah.edu

Laura Hoffman, PhD

Laura Hoffman, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
laura.hoffman@hci.utah.edu

Mark Smith, PhD

Mark Smith, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Biology
mark.smith@hci.utah.edu

Former Members

Ioana Pop

Ioana Pop

Steve Pronovost

Steve Pronovost

Where they are now

Senior Laboratory Specialist
Bruce Edgar Lab
Huntsman Cancer Institute

steve.pronovost@hci.utah.edu

Kathleen Clark, PhD

Kathleen Clark, PhD

Where they are now

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Maria Elias, PhD

Maria Elias, PhD

Where they are now

Scientist I
Myriad Genetics, Salt Lake City, UT

melias@myriad.com

Aashi Chaturvedi

Aashi Chaturvedi

Where they are now

Postdoctoral Fellow
Scott Dehm Lab
University of Minnesota

aashi@umn.edu

Hsiao-Fen Han

Hsiao-Fen Han

Where they are now

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Biology, University of Utah

Marc Hansen, PhD

Marc Hansen, PhD

Where they are now

Associate Professor, Physiology and Developmental Biology,
Brigham Young University, Provo UT

Martial Hervy, PhD

Martial Hervy, PhD

Where they are now

Senior Scientist
Corning European Technology Center (CETC), Avon, France

Brenda Lilly, PhD

Brenda Lilly, PhD

Where they are now

Associate Professor, Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research
Nationwide Children's Research Institute and The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Caroline McKeown, PhD

Caroline McKeown, PhD

Where they are now

Staff Scientist, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA
Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

David Nix, PhD

David Nix, PhD

Where they are now

Research Assistant Professor and Co-Director Bioinformatics Shared Resource.
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Patricia Renfranz, PhD

Patricia Renfranz, PhD

Where they are now

Research Assistant Professor

Susanne Kloeker Rhoades, PhD

Susanne Kloeker Rhoades, PhD

Where they are now

Advisor, Diagnostics Development, Eli Lilly and Co.,
Indianapolis, Indiana

Fiona Weathersby

Fiona Weathersby

Tina Xu

Tina Xu

Dr. Swapna Gudipaty

Dr. Swapna Gudipaty

Haley Halberg

Haley Halberg

Where they are now

Regulatory Affairs Associate
BioFire Defense
Murry, UT

Dr. Julie Kadrmas

Dr. Julie Kadrmas

Where they are now

Instructor
University of Utah School of Medicine
Julie.kadrmas@hci.utah.edu

Dr. Masaaki Yoshigi

Dr. Masaaki Yoshigi

Where they are now

Wynne Lab
Sr Laboratory Specialist
masaaki.yoshigi@hsc.utah.edu

Dr. Laura Chapin

Dr. Laura Chapin

Where they are now

Senior Medical Writer at Boston Scientific
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reagent and Protocol Requests

To request reagents or protocols from the Beckerle Lab, please contact Chris Jensen.

Phone: 801-585-3872
email: chris.jensen@hci.utah.edu