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Sarah E. Siegrist

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
316 PLSB
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. Miami University, Oxford Ohio, 1990
PhD University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2005
Post-doctoral research University of California, Berkeley, CA 2006-2012
AS-BIOL Cell growth and proliferation control in neural stem cells
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2021
AS-BIOL Nutrient-regulated stem cell proliferation - Fellowship on behalf of Conor Sipe
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
February 01, 2017 – December 31, 2019
AS-BIOL Developmental Regulation of Neural Stem Cell Elimination
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Child Health & Human Develop
August 01, 2013 – July 31, 2016
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
BIOL 4015: Neural Development Laboratory: From stem cells to neuronal circuitry
Credits: 3
Neural stem cells proliferate throughout development to generate the immense diversity of neuronal cell types present in our adult brains. What are the signals that drive neural stem cells to proliferate & what are the signals that terminate stem cell divisions once development is complete? Using Drosophila we will investigate these questions and address specifically the role of nutrition in regulating profileration of the stem cell population. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000, BIOL 3010
BIOL 4559: New Course in Biology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 4810: Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research I
Credits: 2
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4820: Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research II
Credits: 2
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4930: Distinguished Major Thesis Research
Credits: 2
This course is the final semester of Independent Research for participants of the Biology Distinguished Majors Program. During this semester, students will complete their laboratory investigations, ultimately presenting the sum of their work in a written thesis. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
NESC 4960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment under the direction of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. Prerequisite: Major in Neuroscience.
BIOL 8010: Colloquium in Developmental Biology
Credits: 2
A weekly conference in which students present reports covering various aspects of development. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8559: New Course in Biology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.