Reed M. Izatt Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Paul B. Savage received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1988. He completed his PhD in organic chemistry with Samuel Gellman at the University of Wisconsin in 1993. He completed NIH-funded postdoctoral training with Leo Paquette at the Ohio State University in 1995. His tenure at BYU began in 1995. He has risen through the academic ranks and is now the Reed M. Izatt Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research interests are tied to innate immune function, specifically, the discovery of structural requirements of glycolipids for stimulation of natural killer T cells and the development of non-peptide mimics of endogenous antimicrobial peptides. His research has led to over 200 papers and more than 50 issued US patents. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and by corporate sponsors.