Sarah Ba.


Sarah received her BA in neuroscience and behavior from Wesleyan University, and is currently a neuroscience PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her PhD work is focused on studying social behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Before starting her PhD, Sarah worked in neuroscience labs at Yale University and Columbia University studying cognitive development and the neurobiology of learning disabilities, respectively. She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, including one first-author publication.

Sarah has previous experience tutoring high school students as well as volunteering and teaching at various educational institutions. Most recently, Sarah has been involved in Mentoring in Neuroscience Discovery at Sinai (MiNDS), a community volunteer initiative that teaches monthly neuroscience classes at a local middle school. She loves working with students of all ages and sharing her enthusiasm for learning psychology and biology. 

After moving to New York City in 2017 from a small town in Connecticut, Sarah was thrilled to learn that the restaurants stay open past 8pm. In line with this, her hobbies in NYC include exploring different restaurants and trying new foods. When she’s not in lab, Sarah also enjoys yoga and photography. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD Candidate in Neuroscience
  • Wesleyan University, BA in Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • GRE