Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

ISSN - 2157-7536

D. Hunter Best

D. Hunter Best
Director, Genetics Division
University of Utah, USA


D. Hunter Best is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an assistant medical director of the molecular genetics laboratory at ARUP Laboratories, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, in 2007 and his B.S. in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, in 2002. He received postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN and is board certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). In 2008, he received the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Young Investigator Award for research he conducted on somatic gene mutations observed in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and their relationship to overall patient survival.

Research Interest

Somatic Alterations in Acute Leukemia The Genetics, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hyptersion (PAH) The Biology of Liver Stem-Like Cells The Role of Growth Factors in Liver Regeneration.