Kurt Degenhardt, PhD

Associate Professor; Course Director of Physiology I and IITouro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem

Dr. Degenhardt attended Kutztown University and earned a BS. in Biology. Following several years as a research technician he attended Stony Brook University / Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. His dissertation is titled "Regulation of ras function by the guanine nucleotide exchange factor son-of-sevenless (Sos)." With his Ph.D., he joined Rutgers University as a Post-Doctoral fellow and was promoted to Assistant Research Professor. Following a short time as an Assistant Professor at St. John's University, he joined TouroCOM as an Associate Professor and Course Director of Physiology.  


Research Interests: Tumorigenesis; Apoptosis and autophagy; Puberty-related hormones