Jeremiah Bearss

Graduate School
College of Medicine – Tucson
Year Entered Program: 
Degrees Received: 

B.S. in Chemistry from Utah State University, Logan, Utah May 2014

About Me: 

I am so thankful to be a part of the MD/PhD program at the University of Arizona, and cannot wait to begin my journey as a physician scientist. I have a great love of learning and stay actively involved in many different learning pursuits, whether it is teaching, studying new ideas, or learning through observation. In high school I lettered in football, wrestling, and tennis, and went on to play football at Utah State University. While my collegiate athletic days are behind me, I still love to compete, and continue to play sports regularly. My family is also extremely important to me and a huge part of my life. Whether with my wife and daughter or getting together with my whole extended family, I love spending time with them regardless of the activity.

Honors & Awards: 
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Dean’s list for 9 semesters
  • “A pin” award recipient
  • Whiteside’s Scholar Athlete
  • Irving Condie Frost award given to outstanding student in organic chemistry
  • Deans Scholarship
  • Seely-Hinckley Scholarship
  • Utah State College of Science Scholarship
  • George H. and Billy Bush Emert Scholarship award for outstanding Biochemistry Student
  • Tutor of the Year award winner for 2013-2014 for student athletic services
Selected Publications: 
  1. “Structure−Activity Relationships for Antibacterial to Antifungal Conversion of Kanamycin to Amphiphilic Analogues” Marina Fosso, Madher N. AlFindee, Qian Zhang, Vincent de Paul Nzuwah Nziko, Yukie Kawasaki, Sanjib K. Shrestha, Jeremiah Bearss, Rylee Gregory, Jon Y. Takemoto, and Cheng-Wei Tom Chang.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry 

  2. “Novel Series of ALK2 Inhibitors That Alter Hepcidin Expression As Potential Therapeutics for Anemia of Chronic Disease”  Wontak Kim, Kyle S. Maughan, Katherine K. Soh, Jeremiah J. Bearss, Brigham L. Bahr, David J. Bearss, PhD and Steven L. Warner, PhD.   56th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

  3. “Synthesis and anticancer structure activity relationship investigation of cationic anthraquinone analogs” Jaya P. Shrestha, Marina Y. Fosso, Jeremiah Bearss, Cheng-Wei Tom Chang. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 77 (2014) 96e102

  4. “Targeting the PIM kinases in combination with BTK inhibition is synergistic in reclinical models of B-cell malignancies” Jeremiah J. Bearss, Brigham L. Bahr, Katie K. Soh, Peter W. Peterson, Clifford J. Whatcott, Adam Siddiqui-Jain, David J. Bearss, Steven L. Warner.  AACR Annual Meeting