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Sarah Cohen

Sarah Cohen, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member investigating how defects in lipid trafficking contribute to metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.

PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Cell Biology

Area of Interest

Lipids are crucial molecules for life. They play important roles in building membranes, storing energy, and cell signaling. We are interested in how lipids move around both within cells and between cells, for example from astrocytes to neurons. The lab uses cutting-edge microscopy techniques including live-cell imaging, superresolution microscopy, and multispectral imaging. We use these approaches to understand how defects in lipid trafficking contribute to metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.

Awards and Honors

  • NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2016-2021
  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence, NIH, 2016
  • Women Scientist Advisors Scholar Award, NIH, 2014
  • Zoology Graduate Fellowship, UBC, 2010
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award, 2005-2010
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 2006-2010
  • Killam Predoctoral Fellowship, UBC, 2006-2007
  • McLean Fraser Memorial Scholarship, UBC, 2005-2006
  • Right Honorable Don Mazankowski Scholarship, UBC, 2004-2005
  • Undergraduate Scholar Program Award, UBC, 2001-2005

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