- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Casaccia Lab, Neuroscience Initiative
Sarah completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Neuroscience in 2021 at Kent State University (Kent, OH) under Dr. Jennifer McDonough. Her thesis work was on multiple sclerosis, specifically targeting epigenetic regulation by investigating the role of methyl donor availability on oligodendrocyte maturation. She joined the Casaccia lab as a postdoctoral researcher in January of 2022 to study oligodendrocyte energetics and metabolism as they relate to neurodegeneration. Sarah is passionate about finding a cure for MS and works closely with the local NMSS chapters.
Outside of the lab, Sarah can be found hiking upstate, reading in central park, and sampling coffee shops throughout Manhattan.
Research interests: Epigenetics; Neurodegeneration; Myelination; Oligodendrocytes; Metabolism