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Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.

Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.Sarah Latchney is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She works in Dr. Martha Susiarjo’s laboratory, an assistant professor and member of the Environmental Health Sciences Center. With scientific training in environmental toxicology, Sarah is particularly interested in environmental influences on health and disease. Sarah also participates in mentored teaching opportunities at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Institute of Technology where she teaches courses in toxicology and scientific communications.

Education

University of Rochester Medical Center
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Molecular Toxicology
2006 - 2011

St. Lawrence University
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Biology
2002 - 2006

Research

In Dr. Susiarjo’s lab, I am studying epigenetic mechanisms that are critical for maternal and fetal health and how exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals interfere with epigenetic mechanisms that are critical for maternal and fetal health during pregnancy. The lab uses imprinted genes as epigenetic markers to investigate how environmental exposure influences DNA methylation profiles and histone marks during fetal and placental development. 

Selected Publications

  • Latchney, S.E., Fields, A.M., Susiarjo, M. (2017). Linking inter-individual variability to endocrine disruptors: Insights for epigenetic inheritance. Mammalian Genome. PMID: 29218402.

Course Taught/Developed

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Course Developer and Instructor, Spring 2017 - present

  • IND 417: Workshop in Scientific Communications

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Course Co-Instructor, Fall 2017

  • MEDS 105: Issues in Health Sciences and Technology     
  • MEDS 422: Endocrinology

Course Developer and Instructor, Spring 2018, Fall 2018

  • MEDS 435: Principles of Toxicology
  • MEDS 485: Advances in Neurotoxicology