Sarah Ferrigno

Sarah Ferrigno attended the University of Connecticut for their undergraduate, where they double majored in Psychology and Molecular & Cell Biology. From early on, they were interested in understanding neuropsychiatric disease and during their undergraduate research they studied the neuropharmacology underlying motivational dysfunction in rodent models of Major Depressive Disorder. For Sarah’s graduate work, they are interested in elucidating how dysfunction of neural circuits in the basal ganglia play a role in neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders.