Debra F. Skafar

Wayne State University, USA


Debra F. Skafar earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, Ohio, USA, in 1977. She earned her Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University, Tenn, USA, in molecular biology under the mentorship of Dr. Sally S. Seaver. She spent a year of postgraduate work at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology and then spent four years doing postdoctoral work at the University of Rochester with Dr. Angelo Notides at the Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics (now known as the Department of Biophysics). She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and is affiliated with the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Reproductive Sciences curriculum. Dr. Skafar has served on numerous grant application review panels including the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program, the DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (mail reviewer of a grant progress report), and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to serving as a reviewer, she served as the Chair of the Endocrinology Review Panel for the DoD Breast Cancer Research Program for three years. Her research has focused on the activity and mechanism of action of estrogen in breast cancer and in the reproductive system.

Biography Updated on 16 January 2011

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