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Jared Rutter, PhD

Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Dee Glen and Ida Smith Endowed Chair for Cancer Research, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry


Jared Rutter, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Rutter studies how cells sense and detect energy needs for growth. Understanding the energy-sensing pathways in cells is important in cancer research because these pathways are often overactive in cancer and a good target for new chemotherapy treatments.

Rutter received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, Utah, and a PhD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.