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PhD Career Stories: Sarah Petersen, PhD

Posted by on Monday, August 9, 2021 in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events .


Our September PhD Career Stories session will feature Sarah C. Petersen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Kenyon College.
Dr. Petersen received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt, and joined the faculty of Kenyon College in 2016. Come hear about her career in College Teaching.

September 10, 2021

Registration is required to receive Zoom login information


Sarah Petersen joined the faculty of Kenyon College in 2016 and teaches in the Departments of Neuroscience and Biology. She has used genetic techniques in a variety of model organisms to characterize the molecular mechanisms that set up a properly functioning nervous system. Currently, her research group uses zebrafish to understand the interactions between neurons and glia and their environments during neurodevelopment. Their work in this field is supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Prior to Kenyon, Petersen was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University at St. Louis. She has also taught in the Citizen Science Program at Bard College and served as a co-coordinator of the Zebrafish Development & Genetics Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Check out her faculty profile and lab webpage



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