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Sean Thatcher, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Education and Data Science

Sean Thatcher
About Me

Research Interests

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2)
  • Sex differences
  • Renin-angiotensin system (RAS)

About Me

Current interests include hybrid course development, cognitive didactic methods, experiential learning, and educational research.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Post-doctoral fellowship, Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • PhD, Physiology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV


  • American Physiological Society (APS)
  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Organizational Society for Sex Differences (OSSD)

Honors & Awards

  • F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NHLBI, 2009)
  • Faculty of the Year, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences (University of Kentucky, 2019)

Digital Bibliography

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Additional Publications

1.) Editor for Methods in Molecular Biology Series, Protocols on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS), Springer Publishing, 2017.

2.) AlSiraj Y, Woolley C, Thatcher SE, and LA Cassis. Sex differences and the role of the renin-angiotensin system in atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysms (Chapter 11, pp. 167-184). Publisher, Elsevier, Editors, Drs. Babbette LaMarca and Barbara T. Alexander, 2019.