Sarah Sinnett


I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from MIT in 2008.  In addition to working in lab, I enjoy volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and teaching cell biology


I am designing high-throughput screening assays to identify small molecules that bind AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK).   The discovery of novel inhibitors or activators that selectively target AMPK may be especially useful for treating diabetes or cancer.  In addition to designing primary screening assays, I'm using secondary in vitro assays and in silico studies to characterize positive hits identified from my first round of screening.    My collaborations with experts at the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) and the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (CICBDD) have been especially helpful!


Member, Graduate Women in Science - Rho Tau Chapter (2013)

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity of Durham (2012-2013)

TA for Cell and Developmental Biology (Summers 2012-2013, Fall 2011)

TA for Neurobiology Curriculum's annual molecular biology techniques workshop (Fall 2010)