Research

Faculty Research

Portrait of Stephen Chamberland

Stephen Chamberland

Associate Professor

SChamberland@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Organic natural
product total synthesis
metacognition in
organic chemistry,

801.863.6017 | SB 243a | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Nathan Goldfarb

Nathan Goldfarb

Assistant Professor

nathan.goldfarb@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Drug discovery
for tuberculosis,
HIV and Malaria

801.863.5981 | PS 229 | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Gemini Gunawardena

Gamini Gunawardena

Associate Professor

gunawaga@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Development of
safer pain relievers

801.863.8672 | PS 009b | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Merrill Halling

Merrill Halling

Associate Professor

Merrill.Halling@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Structure
determination of
natural products,
Solid-State NMR

801.863.5409 | PS 208 | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Young Wan Ham

Young Wan Ham

Associate Professor

YHam@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Bioorganic &
Peptide Chemistry

801.863.5981 | SB 063 | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Matthew Horn

Matthew Horn

Associate Professor

hornma@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Chemobrionics,
Science Education

801.863.6204 | PS 211b | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Elena Laricheva

Elena Laricheva

Assistant Professor

larichel@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Computer simulations
of protein dynamics
and protein-protein
interactions,
Science Education

801.863.5713 | SB 243p | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Sally Rocks

Sally Rocks

Associate Professor

sally.rocks@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Bioinorganic &,
Environmental Chemistry

801.863.5443 | PS 212a | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Kevin Shurtleff

Kevin Shurtleff

Associate Professor

KShurtleff@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Energy and
Environmental Chemistry,
Prevention of Algal
Blooms,
Clean Air Towers,
Renewable Energy

801.863.6204 | PS 212 | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Craig Thulin

Craig Thulin

Professor

thulincr@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Proteomics, including
bioanalytical analysis
of honey;
post-transitional
modifications,
including protein
arginyl methylation

801.863.6486 | PS 211a | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Mark Wathen

Mark Wathen

Associate Professor

mark.wathen@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Science Education

801.863.5443 | SB 243g | MS: 179 Learn more
Portrait of Ming Yu

Ming Yu

Assistant Professor

MingY@uvu.edu

Research Areas
Biosensing,
Disease Diagnosis,
Semiconductor
Nanoparticles,
Flourescence

801.863.6204 | PS 202d | MS: 179 Learn more

 

Mentored Research 

Get Started!

  1. Start early in your degree - maybe in your sophomore or junior year (many faculty will not bring on seniors into their research labs).
  2. Carefully study the faculty research members and their research areas. Click on the different links to explore the different professors and their research interests. 
  3. Choose a few faculty members whose research seems most appealing to you.
  4. Be proactive in investing time in studying the faculty’s research, journal articles, etc., and be prepared to ask questions and comment on his/her research.
  5. Contact the faculty member via email for more information about opportunities in thier lab and schedule a time to meet them. If they don't respond to an email/phone call, drop by their office!
  6. Many times, you will begin as a volunteer until you have gained enough experience to merit credit/pay.
  7. Once you have sufficient experience, you will be eligible for research credit (494R), for every 1 credit you wish to earn please plan on spending at least 3 hours per week. You also can work towards funding for research projects (for example: URSCA, TEELS, etc. and SAC)