Sarah

Finkelstein

PhD Graduate Student
Lab Phone: 
(212) 853-6931
Short Research Description: 

Previous Institution: Wellesley College

Full Research Description: 

In 2014, I graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Neuroscience. During my time at Wellesley, I worked in the lab of Dr. Marc Tetel on his research in the field of neuroendocrinology. For my senior thesis, we found evidence that estradiol-induced PR isoforms are differentially expressed in regions of the mouse brain that are associated with sexual behavior.

After graduation, I was eager to gain more experience in research. In particular, I wanted to explore different subfields of biology so I joined the lab of Dr. Daniel Kalderon in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University as a Research Assistant. Through my research in the Kalderon lab, I became interested in developmental biology and the use of modern imaging techniques, such as live cell imaging, to investigate aspects of development that were previously unable to be examined. 

I am excited to start graduate school at Columbia and to rotate in labs that combine my interest in neural development with the development and implementation of new imaging techniques. When I am not in the lab, I enjoy watching movies and baseball as well as exploring NYC with my new Columbia friends!

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Columbia University
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Mail Code 2402
Columbia University
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New York, NY 10027
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