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Greg Burton new chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Dean Scott D. Sommerfeldt of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Brigham Young University recently announced the appointment of a new chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry effective July 1.

Greg Burton will replace Paul D. Farnsworth as chair. Steven Goates will continue on as associate chair, while Adam Woolley has been appointed to replace Paul Savage as a new associate chair.

"StevenGoates, Adam Woolley and I are committed to working together tocontinue to build upon the strong foundation established by the pastand present members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,” said Burton. “We acknowledge the excellent leadership of Paul Farnsworth and Paul Savage, and we look forward to working together to serve ourstudents, staff, faculty and alumni.”

Burton received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and medical technology from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in microbiology from BYU. He completed his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989.

He taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a faculty member at BYU since coming to Provo in 1997. Burton’s academic research focuses on the molecular interactions of HIV with susceptible target cells.

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Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo

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