Cynthia Burrows, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Cynthia Burrows, PhD, is a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Burrows studies chemical processes that result in the formation of mutations. Mutations in DNA result in cancer, so by understanding how mutations develop, researchers hope to find ways to prevent them.
Burrows was awarded the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a PhD from Cornell University, New York.