Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Grimes Laboratory, Sara is interrogating the role of specific microRNAs in AML by
1. Developing approaches to identify direct microRNA targets.
2. Screening microRNA target contribution to leukemogenesis in vitro and in vivo.
3. Designing novel methods to disrupt microRNA function for therapeutic intervention.
A NIH NIEHS T32 training grant and a $40,000 CancerFree Kids Award (PI: Meyer) currently supports Sara’s research. She was previously supported by a two-year $100,000 Cancer Research Fellowship awarded by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and an NIH NHLBI T32 training grant. Sara completed her PhD in cancer and cell biology at the University of Cincinnati (2009) and BS in molecular and cellular biology at the Ohio University (2004).