Our Faculty

Sally Marik

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Biology

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Dyson Hall 220

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.

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

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.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

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

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

COLLEGE SERVICE

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

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Committee on Academic Resources [Committee Member]
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