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Sally Marik

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences


  • @Pleasantville
    Dyson Hall 220


BS, University of Michigan

PhD, University of California, Riverside


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.


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.


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..

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

MRI: Acquisition of high-throughput fluorescence imaging system for undergraduate research and teaching at Pace University
Marik, S. A., Kazakov, S. V., Krucher, N. A. & Steiner, A. B. 2019 . NSF , Federal , $370,000.00. Funded.


Society for Developmental Biology

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

New York Academy of Sciences

Society for Neuroscience

Neuroscience Graduate Student Association[President]


  • Dyson Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
  • Dyson Faculty College Committee on Admissions, Enrollment, & Retention [Committee Member]


  • Committee on Academic Resources [Committee Member]
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