Sabin Nettles

Hello! My name is Sabin Nettles and I work as a Research Technician in the Tetel lab. I joined the lab in June 2013 shortly after graduating from college. I attended Boston College where I majored in Psychology (B.S.) with a focus in neuroscience and minored in history. I am interested in pursuing a career in the neurosciences, specifically researching neurological diseases and disorders, such as autism, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia.

I have had laboratory experience in various areas of the sciences throughout my undergraduate years. In the summer of 2012, I worked as a Research Assistant in a pathology laboratory at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University investigating the functionality and role of microRNA in Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

In the summer of 2011, I worked as an Undergraduate Laboratory Intern in the Education Brain Research Laboratory at the Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center investigating the education and neurobiological underpinnings of reading disabilities, specifically dyslexia, in adolescents and young adults, in an effort to improve the diagnosis and treatment of such disorders.

In the summer of 2009 and 2010, I worked as a Laboratory Research Assistant in a neuroendocrinology laboratory at Vanderbilt University where I participated in analyzing the regulation of the endocrine stress response, activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and characterization of glucocorticoid action, using transgenic mice, and how dysregulation contributes to the genesis of psychiatric disorders.

During the academic year 2010-2011, I worked as an Undergraduate Laboratory Research Student in a biology laboratory at Boston College investigating how cells change shape or form, how development is regulated using the cytoskeleton, and how the cytoskeleton is polarized in many cells, resulting in structures such as the apical brush border microvilli of epithelial cells.

I am very excited to join the Tetel lab at Wellesley College and believe this experience will provide me a unique opportunity to participate in novel research initiatives in the neuroscience field. In the Tetel lab, I will be working closely with post-doctorate Kalpana Acharya investigating the interaction between progestin receptors and steroid receptor coactivators in the brain.