Kent Golic, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology
Kent Golic, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Golic's research focuses on the relationship between chromosome structure and function. He studies telomeres, which are special nucleic acid/protein structures, and how the regulation of telomere maintenance may play a role in cancer. Using fruit flies as a model, Golic's research has demonstrated how the loss of a single telomere may be a primary event that puts a cell on the road to cancer.
Golic received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle.