Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Medicine



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   Sophie Astrof, PHD, MS

Associate Professor

Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Medicine
sa1491@njms.rutgers.edu

 


Overview

Sophie Astrof received her Bachelor?s and Master?s degrees in Biochemistry from Brandeis University in 1995 in the laboratory of Dr. Abeles. She received her Ph.D. degree in Virology from Harvard University in 2000 in the laboratory of Dr. John A.T. Young. Consequently, she did her postdoctoral work with Dr. RIchard Hynes at MIT where she developed her interest in extracellular matrix biology and cardiovascular development. Astrof lab investigates mechanisms by which cell-extracellular matrix interactions orchestrate cardiovascular development and how alterations in these interactions cause congenital heart disease.

Education

PHD, 2000, Harvard University
MS, 1995, Brandeis University
BA, 1995, Brandeis University