Sarah Winnicki is a research assistant in the Sabeti Lab dedicated to functional follow-up studies on naturally selected genes identified by the CMS method. Using cell based assays she is currently investigating TLR5, a toll-like receptor specific to a conserved region present in flagellin. She has a Master’s degree in Marine Science from Stony Brook University, in which she focused on shellfish pathology. She is excited to make the transition from culturing marine parasites to generating recombinant human cell lines.
When not in the cell culture room or core facility Sarah can be found travelling around the Northeast visiting friends and family, in New York tasting wines or discovering hip spots in Boston.