Sarah Michel, PhD


School of Pharmacy Dean

Co-Director, Metallotherapeutics Research Center

School Affiliation

School of Pharmacy


  • Metallotherapeutics


Dr. Michel, who joined the School of Pharmacy in 2004, focuses her research on investigating the role that metals such as iron, zinc, and copper play in the human body. Her research has increased the understanding of how metals regulate proteins involved in chronic inflammation, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. She also is investigating whether metal ions and other potentially harmful toxins produced in e-cigarettes are toxic to cells in the oral cavity and upper-respiratory system. Her work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Army Research Laboratories. As associate dean for graduate programs, Dr. Michel is responsible for identifying and responding to workforce needs, working with faculty to develop new programs and obtain necessary approvals, and expanding the school’s programs into global markets.

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This information was last updated October 25, 2023.