Sarah Kaye Bio

Sarah is a dedicated Ph.D. student in molecular medicine and translational science at Wake Forest University. She holds the prestigious National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award (NIH-NRSA) predoctoral fellowship (T32) within the Redox Biology and Medicine Graduate Training and Fellowship Program.

Within the Jadiya lab, her research focuses on exploring the therapeutic potential of targeting the mitochondrial calcium uniporter beta (MCUB), a key negative regulator of mitochondrial calcium uptake in Alzheimer's disease.

Before embarking on her Ph.D. journey at Wake Forest University, Sarah gained valuable experience as a research technician in the labs of Dr. Thomas Bozza and Dr. Jay Gottfried at Northwestern University, where she delved into the intricate molecular organization of the human olfactory system.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Sarah finds joy in hiking, camping, live music and new culinary experiences. Her diverse interests and dedication make her a valuable asset to both the scientific community and the world outside the lab.


  • Ph.D. candidate, Wake Forest University Graduate School, Winston-Salem, NC, 2019 - current.
  • B.S., Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (with honors), University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 2006 - 2011.

Research Experience

2012 - 2019 Research Technologist
Department of Neurobiology
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Thomas Bozza, Ph.D., and Jay A. Gottfried, M.D., Ph.D.
Chemosensory Gene Expression in the Human Olfactory System