Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows is Thatcher Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah and presently Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Her early training was in physical organic chemistry with Prof. Stan Cristol at the University of Colorado (B. A., 1975) and Prof. Barry Carpenter at Cornell University (Ph.D., 1982), followed by an NSF-CNRS postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (1981-83). From 1983-1995, she held the positions of Assistant through Full Professor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, NY, before returning to the West in 1995 to her present position. Her research interests lie in the area of free radical damage to DNA and the biological consequences of nucleobase modifications. She is presently Editor of Accounts of Chemical Research, a member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences and the 2018 recipient of the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry.