Daisy Sahoo_Academic Profile

Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Dean, School of Graduate Studies; Women in Science Endowed Professor; Secondary Faculty in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology


  • Health Research Center

Contact Information

General Interests

Endocrine Pharmacology


PhD, Biochemistry, University of Alberta, 2001


Dr. Sahoo received her Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa (Canada) in 1995 and her Doctorate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta (Canada) in 2001, where she applied fluorescence methodologies to study protein conformation. She pursued her postdoctoral work at Stony Brook University where she began her studies of SR-BI, the receptor for high density lipoprotein, HDL, or the “good cholesterol”. Dr. Sahoo joined the MCW faculty in 2007 and is currently Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine. She also holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Biochemistry and Pharmacology & Toxicology. Dr. Sahoo is a member of MCW’s Cardiovascular Center, and is actively involved with the activities and leadership of the American Heart Association. Dr. Sahoo has had a long-standing interest in the role that scavenger receptors play in lipoprotein metabolism and diseases that include atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity.

Leadership Positions


  • Chair, ATVB Irvine H. Page Young Investigator Award Selection Committee, ATVB Council of the American Heart Association
  • Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Lipoprotein Metabolism
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 9th Annual HDL Workshop

MCW Internal

  • Member, Department of Medicine Research Committee
  • Member, Editorial Board of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • President, Faculty Council
  • Chair, Faculty Governance Committee
  • Member, Mentoring Committee, Interdisciplinary Program of Biomedical Sciences
  • Member, Women in Science Advisory Committee