Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Glenn D. Prestwich, Ph.D.

  • Presidential Professor, and Director, Center for Therapeutic Biomaterials
  • Special Presidential Assistant for Faculty Entrepreneurism
  • Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Utah

phone: 801-585-7396



Postdoctoral Fellow 1974-1977 Cornell University
Ph.D. 1974 Stanford University
B.S. 1970 California Institute of Technology

Research Interests 

The three main research areas for the Prestwich lab are: (i) new reagents for phosphoinositide and lysophospholipid signaling in cell biology and cancer treatment, (ii) biomaterials for cell therapy, wound repair, cartilage repair, tissue engineering, scar-free healing, and xenograft models, and (iii) sulfated glycosaminoglycan analogues as inflammation modulators for clinical use.