Beckerle Lab

Investigating Genetic & Lifestyle Factors Contributing to Cancer

The Ulrich Group investigates genetic and lifestyle factors in the formation and prognosis of cancer with focus on colorectal cancer. In addition Dr. Ulrich focuses on prevention strategies with NSAIDs, with pharmacogenetics, nutrition, exercise and cancer, as well as connections between obesity, adipose tissue, and the progress of cancer.

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News & Blog

Working to Eradicate Cancer Through Research Innovation
Apr 01, 2021

Working to Eradicate Cancer Through Research Innovation

Every five to seven years, HCI goes through a rigorous application process to maintain status as a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and prove we meet the highest national standards for cancer care and research. In 2020, the NCI granted renewed status and awarded HCI its best score yet. And despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, HCI submitted more research grants than the year before and kept clinical trials open for 1,800 patients.... Read More

Huntsman Cancer Institute Appoints Neeraj Agarwal, MD, as  Senior Director of Clinical Research Innovation
Mar 29, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Appoints Neeraj Agarwal, MD, as Senior Director of Clinical Research Innovation

Huntsman Cancer Institute announced the appointment of physician-scientist Neeraj Agarwal, MD, as senior director of clinical research innovation. Agarwal will serve on the senior leadership of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at HCI, oversee critical components of HCI’s clinical research infrastructure, and will lead efforts to accelerate the process of bringing new, innovative clinical trial offerings to patients. ... Read More

Huntsman Cancer Institute Appoints Gertz and Oliver as Cancer Center Research Program Leaders
Dec 18, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute Appoints Gertz and Oliver as Cancer Center Research Program Leaders

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah announced Jay Gertz, PhD, and Trudy G. Oliver, PhD, have accepted invitations to serve as co-leaders of Huntsman Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center research programs. Gertz will serve alongside Jared Rutter, PhD, as co-leader of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program. Oliver will serve alongside Sheri Holmen, PhD, as co-leader of the Cell Response and Regulation Program.... Read More

Our Commitment to End Racism at Huntsman Cancer Institute
Jul 10, 2020

Our Commitment to End Racism at Huntsman Cancer Institute

At Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), we are familiar with tackling major and complex challenges, like cancer. We will similarly dedicate ourselves to tackling racism. Meaningful action is long overdue. We fall short of our vision to deliver a cancer-free frontier if we do not succeed in our efforts to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion.... Read More

Message from Neli Ulrich
Mar 01, 2020

Message from Neli Ulrich

Every day at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), members of our more than 200 cancer research teams enter the doors with a strong sense of responsibility to make a difference in the cancer challenges we face. They bring expertise from all over the world and are recognized for their exceptional collaboration.... Read More

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Neli Ulrich, MS, PhD
Executive Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Principal Investigator
neli.ulrich@hci.utah.edu
Cancer Center Bio

Open Positions

Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Research Associate. To learn more view the online posting description or view the posting ad PDF.

To learn more, view the position description to apply online or email neli.ulrich@hci.utah.edu.