Sarah Sasse, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient Sarah Sasse, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Sasse is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Staff Research Faculty Member Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Research Areas Airway Biology Glucocorticoid Receptor Signaling Inflammatory Regulation Transcriptional Regulation Asthma Special Interests Asthma is a complex disorder involving excessive inflammatory signaling and pathologic structural remodeling of the airway, both of which contribute to reduced lung function and associated symptoms. The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is one of the most commonly targeted molecules in the treatment of asthma, yet the mechanisms by which GR signaling suppresses airway inflammation, and how (or whether) GR action reverses pathologic remodeling, are not well understood. My research investigates both of these important areas by utilizing standard techniques in molecular biology (qPCR, ChIP-qPCR, reporter assays) and cutting edge next-generation/genomic tools (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, GRO-seq) in culture models of human airway cell populations. Through these studies, I have developed substantial expertise in the molecular biology of gene regulation and a general interest in the relationships between gene regulation, genetic variation, therapeutics and lung disease. See More View Publications Education Education 2004 - 2009 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, PhD, Psychology and Neuroscience 2004 - 2006 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, MA, Psychology 1998 - 2002 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, BA, Psychology Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 303.270.2069 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.