Richard Wynn, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Originally from Levelland, Texas, Dr. Wynn holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. He also holds a master's degree in chemistry and biochemistry as well as his medical degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He completed postdoctoral work at the University of California-Berkeley.

Dr. Wynn joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1994 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Wynn is a medical school interviewer and a member of the Medical School Admissions Committee.


Graduate School
Texas Tech University (1983), Chemistry
Graduate School
Texas Tech University (1986), Chemistry

Research Interest

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and Glucose metabolism
  • Heat shock and chaperone proteins
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Structure and function of mitochondrial multienzyme complexes


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Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni
    Distinguished Alumni at McMurry University, Abilene, Texas (2014-2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Metabolic Phenotyping Core (2020)