Matthew VanBrocklin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Matthew VanBrocklin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah Hospital and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI).
At HCI, VanBrocklin researches novel therapeutic targets and signal transduction pathways (networks inside a cell that transmit outside signals to influence cellular responses) that are important for increasing survival in melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and brain tumors. He also aims to develop novel small peptide-based agents directed at therapeutic targets that are currently considered "undruggable".
Before joining HCI, VanBrocklin was a researcher at the Nevada Cancer Institute, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship, established his own lab, and became a member of the Drug Development Division. He received a PhD in biomedical science from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.