December 27, 2005
Dr. Jared Rutter, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Utah, 10/5/05
Dr. Jared Rutter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the Molecular Biophysics graduate program. Under the guidance of Dr. Steven McKnight, Dr. Rutter studied the regulation and function of two proteins involved in sensing metabolic status and controlling cellular biology. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Rutter was appointed as the Sara and Frank McKnight Independent Fellow of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern. In 2004, Dr. Rutter moved to the University of Utah as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.
Dr. Rutter's laboratory is interested in the reciprocal coupling of core metabolism and other cellular processes. Metabolic and nutrient status elicit substantial effects on a wide array of cellular biologies, including cell growth, cell division, and protein synthesis. Conversely, many cellular signaling pathways exert control on important metabolic decisions. Dr. Rutter's current research focuses on how the availability and quality of nutrients and energy affect cellular decisions, and how these cellular decisions then determine the use of available nutrients and energy.
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