Faculty Profile

Mark Sutton.

Mark Sutton



  • PhD, Biochemistry, Michigan State University, 1996

Professional experience:

  • Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University at Buffalo

What mentoring means to me:

All through my training I was fortunate to have outstanding mentors, and their advice played a significant role in my career development. For more than 17 years I have had the pleasure of mentoring students at all levels, and I consider this one of the most enjoyable and rewarding responsibilities I have as a faculty member and researcher. When talking with students I try to listen to what they have to say and provide whatever information and assistance I can, including my own relevant experiences, to help them arrive at a solution to their situation.

Topics I am willing to discuss with students:

Personal Circumstances

  • Financial stress and strain.

Academic Culture

  • Considering a non-academic path after grad school.
  • Dealing with politics and conflict with faculty or peers.
  • Taking a non-traditional path to grad school.
  • Uncertainty about staying in grad school.