Katherine Sprugel, PhD, BS

Affiliate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences (Primary department)
Dr. Sprugel has worked in preclinical research and development in the biotechnology industry in Seattle for over 25 years, including work at ZymoGenetics, PathoGenesis and Chiron. She is currently a Scientific Director in Toxicology Sciences at Amgen in Seattle, where she works on safety assessments and nonclinical development strategies for drugs in the areas of inflammation and oncology.

Contact Information

Tel: 206-265-7881

Research Interests

  • Protein pharmacology: identification and testing of therapeutic potential of novel proteins Biotherapeutic drug development, especially the evolving regulatory environment for biologics Inhalation toxicology

Teaching interests

Regulatory toxicology- small molecules and biologics
Communicating about science with the public
K-12 science education and outreach


PhD, Pharmacology, Michigan State University, 1983
BS, Chemistry, University of the Pacific Stockton, 1978
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