PhD, Pharmacological and Physiological Science, 2010, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. BS, Biology and Chemistry, 2004, Stephens College, Columbia, MO. Publications: Circulation Research, British Journal of Pharmacology, Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology, FASEB Journal, Acta Physiologica Sinica. Awards: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics—Experimental Biology (Travel), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics—Cardiovascular Division (Best Abstract Finalist), APS Professional Skills Training Workshop, Writing and Reviewing for Scientific Journals (full funding), Beijing Joint Conference of Physiological Sciences (Travel), Saint Louis University—Passing with Great Distinction (Highest Honor awarded), FASEB—Australia (Travel).

Personal Statement

Sarah earned her PhD at Saint Louis University in 2005. Subsequently, she completed two postdoctoral fellowships with the University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and the University of Tennessee (Memphis, TN). Her research over the past ten years has encompassed several facets of cardiovascular disease including cocaine induced cardiomyopathies and sympathetic activation following myocardial infarction. Sarah currently runs the Core Cardiovascular Surgery Facility for the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Loyola University—Chicago.

In addition to her contributions in science, Sarah is also the owner/artist of the Chicago-based company "Down The Pipeline" (which specializes in producing functional works of art out of industrial material, Chicago, IL). She received some of her artistic training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied visual communications, graphic design and photography. Over the last five years, her work has been featured on Explore St. Louis, in Skona Hem Magazine (Sweden) and at the Fumetto Comix Festival (Switzerland). Sarah is thrilled to join the SAIC community this year. She has designed a new course, Drugs We Use and Abuse, which will be added to the curriculum in the fall of 2015.


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