TARA Lynn DEANS portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Professional Service

  • Experimental Biology and Medicine. Role: Associate Editor. Associate Editor for the Synthetic Biology section of Experimental Biology and Medicine (EBM). 08/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • ACS Synthetic Biology Journal. Role: Board member. Editorial Advisory Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine. Role: Panelist. Panelist (engineering panel) for the Ford Foundation. Review fellowship applications and select recipients for the fellowship. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
  • Synthetic Biology Journal (Oxford Press). Role: Board member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
  • Collegiate Inventors Competition Judge. Role: Judge. Judged applications. 03/2018 - present
  • NSF CBET Panelist. Role: Panelist. Reviewed grants. 03/2018 - present
  • NSF BMAT Panelist. Role: Panelist. Reviewed grants. 01/2018 - present
  • Biomedical Engineering, U Utah. Faculty advisor for the Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering. 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018
  • ACS Synthetic Biology. Editorial Board Member. 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018
  • Synthetic Biology Journal. Editorial Board Member. 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018
  • National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine. Role: Panelist . Panelist (engineering panel) for the Ford Foundation. Review fellowship applications and select recipients for the fellowship. 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018
  • NSF CAREER (CBET) Panelist. Reviewed CAREER Award grants. 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018
  • Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop. Organizing committee member for this annual meeting. 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018
  • Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Evolution & Design. Organizing committee member for the annual meeting. 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018
  • ACS Synthetic Biology . Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorial Board Member. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • ACS Synthetic Biology. Member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • ACS Synthetic Biology. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 06/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

Internal Service

  • Biomaterials Track Chair. Chair, 06/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019. Department service.
  • Ran the Dept. seminar series. Organizer, 08/01/2018 - 05/15/2019. Department service.
  • U. Utah Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry chair search committee . Member, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019. University service.
  • Graduate Committee . Member, 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018. Department service.
  • Graduate Admissions Committee. Member, 01/01/2018 - 12/18/2018. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee . Member, 01/2015 - 12/31/2020. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. member, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. Department service.

Outreach

  • Ran a STEM Day at the Pacific Heritage Academy. 09/2018 - present
  • Camp for Homeschooled Children. 08/2018 - present
  • Faculty mentor for HiGEAR camp (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized). 06/25/2015 - 06/25/2015
  • Graduate Preparation Institute (GPI). 06/08/2015 - 07/10/2015

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