Sabrina M Scroggins, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Sabrina M Scroggins

Contact Info

Office Address:
Department of Biomedical Sciences
341 SMed
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3031

Postdoctoral Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, 2013-2019. Mentor: Mark Santillan, MD, PhD

PhD, Interdisciplinary Program in Immunology Department of Pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2013. Mentor: Annette Schlueter, MD, PhD

BS, Biology, East Central University, Ada, OK, 2007

AA (Certified), Drafting and Design-Mechanical Engineering, Pontotoc Technology Center, Ada, OK, 1999


Professional Associations

  • American Associations of Immunologists
  • American Heart Association
  • American Physiological Society
  • Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota
  • CTSI, University of Minnesota


Research Summary/Interests

My research program investigates the intersections between the worlds of perinatal biology and cellular immunology to identify and understand underlying mechanisms that contribute to the development of maternal diseases. My work currently focuses on identifying and developing novel, personalized cellular immunotherapy approaches to treat and prevent hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Other work in the lab focuses on the impact of maternal diseases on the future health of mom. The development of safe, novel therapeutic interventions for maternal diseases are vital to improving women's health in both the short-term and the long-term.

Further, as an under-represented minority and a first-generation college graduate, teaching and inspiring others to go into science is a priority in my personal and professional lives. I have had exceptional mentors throughout my training. These mentors and the acceptance of my own personal journey has inspired me to seek opportunities to mentor other diverse learners throughout my career. I strive to provide the same high level of mentorship that I have received to those I train to ultimately provide a more inclusive and equitable representation in science and medicine.


Scroggins SM, Waldschmidt TJ, Legge KL, Schlueter AJ. (2009) Alleviation of acute graft- versus-host disease following regulatory dendritic cell treatment in young and older mice. Blood 114(22):1377.