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About Sarah Petersen

Sarah Petersen works on understanding how genes drive the development of the nervous system. She joined the faculty of Kenyon College in 2016 and teaches in both the Departments of Neuroscience and Biology.
Dr. Petersen has used genetics in a variety of model organisms to characterize the molecular mechanisms that set up a properly functioning nervous system. Currently, Dr. Petersen is using the zebrafish model to understand the relationship between neurons and glia and their environments during neurodevelopment. Her work in this field has been supported by fellowships from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Her teaching expertise has led her to serve on the faculty of the Citizen Science Program at Bard College and as course coordinator of the Zebrafish Development & Genetics Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.
Outside of the lab and classroom, Dr. Petersen enjoys traveling with her husband, David, and their young son, Andrew.

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Present Ashby Denoon Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Kenyon College
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P: (740) 427-5259
Samuel Mather Hall 118

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