Sandra J.F. Degen, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Pediatrics
Institution
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati
Address
3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 7007
City, State, Zip
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone
(513) 636-4816
E-mail
sandra.degen[at]cchmc.org
Website
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/d/sandra-degen/
Research Field
Molecular Biology
Award Year
1987

Research

The research in Dr. Degen’s laboratory focused on two areas of interest that includes blood coagulation and cancer research. Specifically, research efforts concentrated on studying the regulation and biology of prothrombin, a protein involved in the blood coagulation process. Her laboratory was also responsible for identifying a new growth factor call hepatocyte growth factor-like protein and has been actively studying its biological properties along with those of its tyrosine kinase receptor called Ron. Currently, Dr. Degen’s administrative responsibilities include being the Associate Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics, the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and Vice President for Research at the University of Cincinnati.