Sarah Keim-Janssen, Ph.D., MT (ASCP)

Assistant Professor

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Phone: 402-559-7833
Fax: 402-559-3400


  • M1 Golden Apple from the UNMC College of Medicine Class of 2015, 2012
  • College of Medicine and Class of 1962 Outstanding Basic Science Teacher Award, 2010
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Keim’s primary interest is teaching. She is the director of the Summer Remedial Embryology course. She is co-director of Structure and Development of the Human Body course for Physician Assistants and Physical Therapy students. Within that course, she directs the embryology and neuroanatomy sections. She also is co-director of Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I for Physical Therapy students. In addition, she helps in the laboratory sections of the Medical Structure and Development core and the Neurosciences core.

Dr. Keim’s research focus is educational research where she has developed two projects. The first project evaluates confidence and competency for performing clinical skills using lightly embalmed cadavers. This project is in collaboration with faculty of the Physician Assistant Education Program. The second project is developing a teaching module for nerve lesions of the upper extremity. Both projects are on-going.

Recent Publications

  1. Keim Janssen S, VanderMeulen S, Brown D. "Hands-On Lightly Embalmed Cadaver Lab for Teaching Knee Aspiration/Injection". MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from:
  2. Keim, S.A., Johnson, K.R., Wheelock, M.J., and Wahl III, J.K. “Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against the proregion of human desmoglein-2.” Hybridoma 2008 Aug; 27:349-58.
  3. Sobolik-Delmaire, T., Katafiasz, D., Keim, S.A., Mahoney, M., and Wahl III, J.K. “Decreased Plakophilin-1 expression promotes increased motility in HNSCC cells.” Cell Communication and Adhesion 2007Mar-Jun;14(2-3):99-109.
  4. Maeda, M., Johnson, E., Mandal, S.H., Lawson, K.R., Keim, S.A., Svoboda, R.A., Caplan, S., Wahl, J.K., Wheelock, M.J., and Johnson, K.R., “Expression of inappropriate cadherins by epithelial tumor cells promotes endocytosis and degradation of E-cadherin via competition for p120ctn.” Oncogene 2006 Aug 3; 25:4595–604.

Publications listed in PubMed