Paul B. Savage
BYU Professor in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Paul Bennett Savage is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University. He graduated BYU with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1988. In 1993, Dr. Savage received a doctorate in philosophy and organic chemistry with a minor in biotechnology from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of dozens of peer reviewed articles and has won a variety of awards including the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award in 2006 and the BYU University Professorship Award in 2020.
Dr. Savage focuses his research on small-molecule mimics of antimicrobial peptides where he works to better understand their mechanism of antibacterial activity, optimize medical device coatings containing these mimics to prevent bacterial colonization, and optimizing compound structures for varied applications. He also works with immunostimulatory glycolipids and oligosaccharide vaccines.