Sabina is a doctoral student in the Integrative Neuroscience program working with Greg Norman and Brian Prendergast. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience in addition to a minor in Chemistry. Following graduation, she worked as the lab manager of a neuroendocrinology and mood disorders lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she studied the biological mechanisms contributing to depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts & behaviors.
Sabina is broadly interested in exploring the epigenetic and hormonal mediators of dysregulated behavior. More specifically, she is interested in examining how neuroendocrine day-length signals influence dysregulated ingestive behavior, reproductive function, and psychopathology.