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
Anopheles gambiae; Olfactory System Development; Behavioral Genetics
Interests outside the lab:
Cooking, hiking, reading, playing with my baby
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!