U54 Center for Iron & Hematology Disorders at The University of Utah School of Medicine

At the University of Utah School of Medicine Center for Iron and Hematology Disorders (CIHD), we like to say “We put the Heme in Hematology”. Our center supports four cores: 1) the Iron & Heme Core that focuses on measuring the activity of enzymes that synthesize heme and heme precursor molecules as well as determining transition metal levels in biologic samples; 2) the Protein Metabolite Interaction Core utilizes a unique system to find metabolites that bind to your protein of interest. Identifying how these small molecules activate, stabilize or repress your protein are then assessed; 3) our Metabolomics/Lipidomics Core specializes in identifying metabolic changes in the basic building blocks of cells, molecules necessary in the bioenergetics of cells and lipids that are both functional and structural and 4) we have a robust Enrichment Program focused on training researchers with a focus on iron and heme metabolism, hematopoiesis and erythroid biology.

  • Anna Beaudin, PhD

    Pilot and Feasibility / Enrichment

  • Hector Bergonia

    Iron and Heme

  • James Cox, PhD

    U54 Co-Director / Core Director HSC / Metabolomics

  • Terra Curley


  • Crystal Davey, PhD

    Mutation Generation Detection

  • Kevin Hicks, PhD

    Protein-Metabolite Discovery

  • Kristin Larrabee

    Administration / Finances

  • John Phillips, PhD

    U54 Director / Professor Dept of Medicine

  • Diane Ward, PhD


  • Iryna Wiley

    Administration / Social Media

CIHD YouTube Channel

Want to learn more about Fe-S clusters, heme synthesis and iron homeostasis?
Listen to Dr. Tracey Rouault’s talk sponsored by the Utah CCEH.

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P&F and Core Publications