Sandra J.F. Degen, PhD

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Vice President for Research, University of Cincinnati

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4816

Fax: 513-636-4317


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Regulation of expression of proteins in blood coagulation and growth control: prothrombin; hepatocyte growth factor-like protein (HGFL) and its membrane tyrosine kinase receptor (Ron)


Sandra J. F. Degen, PhD, received her BA degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 1976 and her PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington in 1982.

Following a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland, she was appointed as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati in 1985. She is presently a tenured professor of pediatrics.

The research in Dr. Degen's laboratory focused on two areas of interest that includes blood coagulation and cancer research. Dr. Degen has three patents in this area. Dr. Degen has had continuous grant support since she received her first academic position, and until 2006 was principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants.

Dr. Degen's honors and awards include being selected as a pew scholar in the biomedical sciences supported by the Pew Memorial Trust, being awarded an Established Investigatorship from the American Heart Association, serving as a regular member of the Hematology II study section at the NIH and being selected to attend the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women in 1997. Most recently she was selected to participate in the Science and Society Institute sponsored by the Pew Scholars Program.

For the University of Cincinnati, she is responsible for all research compliance activities, the animal research program, sponsored research services, sponsored program accounting, entrepreneurial affairs, the intellectual property office, research educational programs and regional, state and federal advocacy with regard to research. More information can be found at the web site for the Office of Research.

Dr. Degen serves on the board of directors of Bio/Start, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, TechSolve and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Education and Training

BA: University of California, San Diego, 1976.

PhD: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982.

Fellowship: Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, 1982-83; post-doctoral Fellowship at the Friedrich Meischer Institute in Basel, Switzerland, 1983-1985.


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