Sarah Stern, PhD

2019 K99/R00 Awardee
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Rockefeller University
Research Associate

Dr. Stern is currently a Research Associate at the Rockefeller University in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Friedman. Dr. Stern received her bachelor’s degree from New York University where she worked with Dr. Joe Ledoux and Dr. Chris Cain. She then earned her PhD. at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Cristina Alberini studying the molecular mechanisms underlying memory consolidation. Dr. Stern’s current work focuses on understanding the connections between the insular cortex and the amygdala and how they contribute to the control of feeding behavior. She uses a wide range of techniques including behavior, opto/chemogenetics, viral tracing and calcium imaging and she is particularly interested in using transcriptomic techniques to identify novel cell types that regulate complex behaviors. Dr. Stern has been awarded both an NRSA F31 and F32 in the past and is currently also the recipient of a NARSAD Young Investigator Award.

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