University of Utah biochemist to give June 11 Woody Lecture

Wesley Sundquist, a Distinguished Professor in biochemistry at the University of Utah, will visit Colorado State University June 11 to deliver the Robert and A-Young Woody Lecture. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be at 3 p.m. in the Biology 136 lecture hall.

Wesley Sunquist, University of Utah biochemist
Wesley Sundquist

Sundquist is known for his research into the structure and biochemistry of the ESCRT proteins that facilitate membrane rearrangements and vesicle formation during intracellular transport. He also studies how enveloped viruses like HIV usurp the ESCRT pathway to bud from cells.

The Samuels Professor and co-chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah, Sunquist is also a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Sundquist received a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His honors and awards include election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

The Woody Lectureship is supported by an endowment established by Robert and A-Young Woody upon their retirement from CSU’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The series brings world-renowned scientists spanning a wide range of research fields to interact with the CSU life sciences community.

For more information, contact Stasi Brazil-Engleman at (970) 491-5602.