Sarah Maguire

Postdoctoral Fellow (July 2016 – September 2021)

Sarah continues her interest in malaria research as a Research Scientist at Sanaria.


  • Undergraduate: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; AB; Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2004-2008
  • Graduate: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Ph.D; Discipline: Neuroscience; Thesis Advisor: Amita Sehgal, Ph.D. Thesis: “The ins and outs of sleep: how external temperature cues and internal metabolic cues affect sleep processes.’
  • Postdoctoral: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; Discipline: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Advisor: Lindy McBride, PhD. 2015-2016
  • Postdoctoral: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Discipline: Neuroscience; Advisor: Chris Potter, PhD. 2016-2021


  • Young Investigators Day Award Winner 2021
  • Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) Postdoctoral Fellowship  2019-2021
  • NIH Traineeship in Circadian and Sleep Disorders  2012-2014
  • Editor’s Choice Distinction, PloS One publication voted top article in Science 2013
  • NSF IGERT Traineeship in Language and Communication Sciences  2009-2011
  • Senior Poster Prize, best undergraduate thesis in behavior  2008

Research Interests:
Anopheles gambiae; Olfactory System Development; Behavioral Genetics

Interests outside the lab:
Cooking, hiking, reading, playing with my baby

Fun fact:
In graduate school, Sarah played roller derby for the ‘Philly Roller Girls’ under the name, ‘Sarah Impalin.’ Her derby career ended when she broke her rib, ouch!