Sarah Latchney

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Assistant Professor

Neurotoxicology Neurogenesis Cellular Neurobiolog Molecular Neurobiolo Environmental Exposu Neuroscience Educati

Dr. Sarah Latchney is an Assistant Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She fell in love with the brain when she took neuroscience courses as a college student at St. Lawrence University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2006. At the time, she was fascinated by the revolutionary idea that the brain is not fixed, but instead can produce new neurons throughout life, including adulthood, through a process called neurogenesis. Her fascination with neurogenesis coupled with her curiosity in how environmental factors play a role in health and disease led her to her PhD in Toxicology from the University of Rochester in 2012. Her research combines neuroscience and toxicology to study how the brain is impacted by exposure to environmental chemicals. Research to date has covered a range of topics related to neurogenesis, spanning from molecular regulators, environmental adaptations, and neuro-immune interactions in the context of various psychiatric and neurological disorders.

About Sarah


St. Mary's City, Maryland US

Research areas and interests

Molecular Genetics / Neuroepigenetics

Research methods

Neurochemistry Neural / Brain Imaging Next Gen Sequencing

Research model system