Kristina Sakers, B.A.


I joined the Lombroso Lab in May 2012 immediately after completing my bachelor's degree at Rutgers University.  As an undergraduate, I studied biological sciences but I found my passion in neuroscience after joining the Rasin lab at UMDNJ (Piscataway, NJ).  My research there focused on specific molecular mechanisms governing development of the neocortex.  This project paved the way to my future in neuroscience.

In the Lombroso Lab, I am currently studying Major Vault Protein (MVP) and its role in dendritic mRNA transport as implicated in a form of autism.  Working in this lab has been an all around great experience thus far. I am eager to learn new techniques while learning more about molecular neurobiology in preparation for graduate school.