• Founding Director, Center for Cell and Genome Science, College Of Science
  • Adjunct Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
  • Professor, Neurobiology Labs

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Investigator Award. NARSAD, 01/2016
  • University of Utah Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award. 02/2014
  • NIH Director's Pioneer Award. National Institutes of Health, 09/2010
  • Focus Area Chair, USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research) Nanoscale and Biomedical Photonic Imaging, $5,000,000. State of Utah, 06/2009
  • James E. Talmage Presidential Endowed Chair in Biology. University of Utah, 07/2006


  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Member, 01/1996 - present

Professional Service

  • Neural Systems and Circuits. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 02/2010 - present
  • Neuron, Cell, Nature, Journal of Neuroscience, PLOS Biology, Current Biology, EMBO Journal, Science, PNAS. Ad hoc peer review of scientific articles. 01/01/2010 - present
  • Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Maine. Role: Member. Advisory Committee. 12/2009 - present
  • Wormbook. Editorial Board of online publication for C. elegans community. 01/2005 - present

Internal Service

  • Crocker Science Center Executive Committee. Member, 02/2012 - present. College service.
  • BioURP Steering, Web Site Advisory Committees. Committee Member, 09/2011 - present. Department service.
  • George Thomas Building Steering Committee. Member, 01/2010 - present. College service.
  • College Advisory Committee. Member, 01/2007 - present. College service.
  • Center for Cell and Genome Science. Founding Director, 06/2006 - present. College service.