Sandgren Lab



1973-1981 B.S., Biochemistry, Zoology, Molecular Biology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
1982-1986 V.M.D.
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
1986-1993 Ph.D., Molecular Biology (Genetics)
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Advisor:  Ralph L. Brinster

Honors and Awards

1978 Phi Beta Kappa
1982-1988 Trainee, Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program
University of Pennsylvania
1986 Lippincott Award for graduating first in class
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

1993-2000 Assistant Professor
2000-present Associate Professor
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2005-2015 Director, Research Animal Resources Center (75% appointment)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Animal Program Leadership

1995-2011 Member, Graduate School Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
2002-2007 Chair, Graduate School IACUC
2002-2015 Member, All Campus IACUC (later ACAPAC)
2005-2008 Chair, All Campus IACUC
2003 Member, Buss Committee on Research Animal Veterinarians
2005-2015 Spokesperson on animal research for UW-Madison
2010-2011 Chair, Provost’s Ad Hoc Committee on Animal Care
2010-2011 Chair, UW-Madison Forum on Animal Research Ethics (FARE)
2010-2015 Member, UW-Madison FARE

Communication and Outreach

  1. Using Animals in Research: A Debate”, debate at UW-Madison with activist Rick Bogle, 3-23-2006.
  2. “Are Animal Models Predictive for Humans?”, debate at UW-Madison with activist Dr. Ray Greek, 7-26-2007.
  3. Animal Research Ethics Discussion”, debate at UW-Madison with bioethicist Jeffry Kahn about UW-Professor Ned Kalin’s controversial research with monkeys, 10-9-2014.
  4. Animal Research Regulations and Oversight”, lecture and panel discussion for UW-Madison FARE, 12-11-2014.

Publications can be found here.