Our Faculty

Sally Marik

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Biology

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Dyson Hall 220
Office Hours
Westchester

Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm

Education


BS , University of Michigan

PhD , University of California, Riverside

Publications


Marik, S. A., Olsen, O., Tessier-Lavigne, M. & Gilbert, C. D. (2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 12). Physiological role for amyloid precursor protein in adult experience-dependent plasticity.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol 113 (Issue 28) , pages 7912-7.

Abe, H., McManus, J. N., Ramalingam, N., Li , W., Marik, S. A., Borgloh, S. M. & Gilbert, C. D. (2015, February 11). Adult cortical plasticity studied with chronically implanted electrode arrays.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. Vol 35 (Issue 6) , pages 2778-90.

Marik, S. A., Yamahachi, H., Meyer zum Alten Borgloh, S. & Gilbert, C. D. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 29). Large-scale axonal reorganization of inhibitory neurons following retinal lesions.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. Vol 34 (Issue 5) , pages 1625-32.

Marik, S. A., Olsen, O., Tessier-Lavigne, M. & Gilbert, C. D. (2013, September 18). Death receptor 6 regulates adult experience-dependent cortical plasticity.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. Vol 33 (Issue 38) , pages 14998-5003.

PRESENTATIONS


Marik, S. A. (2017). Sarah Lawrence College Science Seminar Series. Sarah Lawrence College , Bronxville, NY

Marik, S. A. (2017). Westchester Undergraduate Research Conference. Key Note Speaker at Westchester Undergraduate Research Conference. Purchase, NY. 2017, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Marik, S. A. (2016). Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar. New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Marik, S. A. (2015). Neurobiology Seminar. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Marik, S. A. (2015). Psychology Seminar. University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

Marik, S. A. (2014). Advances in Neural Plasticity. Zentrum fur Molekulare Neurobiologie Hamburg (ZMNH), Hamburg, Germany

Marik, S. A. (2014). Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series. Queens College, Queens, NY

Marik, S. A. (2014). Biology Special Seminar. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Marik, S. A. (2014). Neuroscience Special Seminar. Hunter College, New York, NY

Marik, S. A. (2014). New frontiers in molecular and translational neuroscience. DANDRITE, Aarhus, Denmark

Marik, S. A. (2014). Tri-Institutional Neurodevelopment Group Seminar. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Marik, S. A. (2014). Undergraduate Neuroscience Group Seminar. Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Marik, S. A. (2013). Cellular and Molecular Imaging. Charité, Berlin, Germany

RESEARCH INTEREST


Neural circuits are not hard-wired but modified throughout life based on experiences. When the delicate balance of plasticity is lost, the consequences may result in various disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia. The Marik lab at Pace University's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences aims to understand how disruption of key synaptic proteins impact neural circuits and ultimately behavior, using a variety of techniques including molecular biology, microscopy, optogenetics, social behaviors, learning and memory tasks. Our research will provide better understanding of how mutations in synaptic proteins impact complex behaviors and lead to novel therapeutics to alleviate disruptions in neural plasticity.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Developmental Biology 2017
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience , July 2016
  • New York Academy of Sciences 2005
  • Society for Neuroscience 2000
  • Neuroscience Graduate Student Association [President] 2002
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