Debra F. Skafar Ph.D.

Debra F. Skafar Ph.D.

5216 Scott Hall


313-577-5494 (fax)

Debra F. Skafar Ph.D.

Position Title

Associate Professor

Joint Appointments

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Areas of Interest

Endocrinology; estrogen receptor

Narrative Bio

Debra F. Skafar, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University and went on to do postdoctoral research in the Biophysics department of the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Skafar's research interests are in the fundamental molecular mechanisms of action of the steroid hormone, estrogen, as well as the protein through which it carries out its biological activity, the estrogen receptor.

Laboratory Web Site


 A list of Dr. Skafar's publicatons can be found at PubMed-Skafar

Post Graduate Training

  • 1982-83 Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Shrewsbury, MA
  • 1983-87 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Department of Biophysics. Dr. Angelo C. Notides, Advisor

Category Information

  • Molecular actions of estrogens