Sarah A Stanley

Sarah A Stanley, MBBCh, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience

Research Topics:

Brain, Diabetes, Molecular Biology, Obesity

Sarah Stanley, MBBCh, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease.


Dr. Stanley studied, trained and practiced as a physician at Cambridge University and London teaching hospitals, including The Royal London and The Hammersmith Hospital.  Her work combined clinics for diabetes and rare endocrinology issues such as neuroendocrine tumors and pituitary disease with busy Internal Medicine intakes.  Although she loved providing patient care, Dr. Stanley started to realize that most therapies were inadequate.  In search of a bigger impact, she joined Professor Steve Bloom's Lab as a Wellcome fellow and completely her PhD (97-2000) "The role of orexigenic and anorexigenic peptides in the control of hypothalamo-pituitary axes".  As a Medical Research Council fellow, she joined Professor Jeffrey Friedman's lab at Rockefeller University in 2005, working on murine models for CNS glucose sensing and later on the development of radio and magnetogenetics.


In 2014, Dr. Stanley joined Mount Sinai to start a new lab with joint appointments in Endocrinology and Neuroscience.  She believes the most important breakthroughs in medical research come at the intersection of existing fields and Mount Sinai was perfectly set up to enable these collaborations.  The Stanley Laboratory's philosophy is simple: medical research requires both individual acumen and team work, and so she is on the lookout for research assistants and post doctoral scientists who combine personal drive with a real desire to learn in a collaborative setting.

 

Education

BA, University of Cambridge

BChir, University of Cambridge

MB, University of Cambridge

PhD, Imperial College, London University