Sandra Rossie is a professor of biochemistry at Purdue University. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Chicago. She was a postdoctoral fellow, then research associate in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington. She then joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona as an assistant professor before moving to Purdue.
Dr. Rossie teaches biochemistry and conducts research focused on signal transduction. She studies the changes in the biochemical responses of cells when they receive input from hormones and neurotransmitters. She trains undergraduate students, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows in her laboratory. Her research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and has been funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. She is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Rossie has visited Russia several times as a tourist and a scientist. As a Fulbright scholar, she will be affiliated with the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine and the Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion in Novosibirsk. She will conduct a workshop on scientific communication in English and collaborate on a biochemistry research project.