Welcome to the Kenealey Lab at BYU



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About Us

What do we do?

The Kenealey Lab is a leading cancer research group at BYU that focuses on protein biochemistry. Lately, we've been working on finding new ways of attacking cancer cells using chemical compounds naturally occurring in organisms such as grapes. We're in the Nutrition, Dietetics, & Food Science (NDFS) Department, but our work focuses mostly on protein biochemistry and natural products bioactivity, particularly in cancer cell lines. Often, our most effective weapons against cancer are derived from natural products and their biochemistry.

Who do we do it with?

We're also collaborating with two other groups at BYU: the Orphaned Crops Lab, led by Rick Jellen and Jeff Maughan in the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, and the David Michaelis group in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Our work in crops forays into plant biochemistry, and we are working on solid-phase biocatalysis with Dr. Michaelis. For more details, check out our Research page.

Want to help?

One of the best things about being at BYU is getting to tackle problems like cancer and questions like protein biochemistry with so many of the nation's brightest scientific minds - in the form of undergraduates, graduate students, and professors. If you're interested in getting into science research at BYU and want to join us, check out our Openings page and shoot us an email!