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Vincent Hascall, PhD

Vincent Hascall, Ph.D.

Appointed: 1994

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Vincent Hascall, PhD
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code ND20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Vincent Hascall, PhD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code ND20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Biographical Sketch

Vincent C. Hascall, PhD, is Section Head of Connective Tissue Biology and a Staff Member in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is also Associate Editor for The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Dr. Hascall’s specialty interests include connective tissue biology and the role of hyaluronan in inflammatory pathologies, including diabetes and asthma.

He earned his post-graduate degree from Rockefeller University in New York, and he is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Biological Chemists and the Orthopaedic Research Society, among others. He helped co-found the International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences.

Education & Fellowships

Doctorate - Rockefeller University
New York, NY USA
Undergraduate - California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA USA

Specialty Interests

connective tissue biology, role of hyaluronan in inflammatory pathologies (e.g., diabetes and asthma)

Treatment & Services

  • Connective Tissue Biology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English