Sarah Gardner

BS in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa

PhD Student in Biochemistry



5. Gardner SH, Brady CJ, Keeton C, Yadav AK, Mallojjala SC, Lucero MY, Su S, Yu Z, Hirschi JS, Mirica LM, Chan J. A general approach to convert hemicyanine dyes into highly optimized photoacoustic scaffolds for analyte sensing. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 18860–18866.

4. Gardner SH, Reinhardt CJ, Chan J. Advances in activity-based sensing probes for isoform-selective imaging of enzymatic activity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 5000–5009. 

3. Laird JG, Gardner SH, Kopel AJ, Kerov V, Lee A, Baker SA. Rescue of rod synapses by induction of Cav alpha 1F in the mature Cav1.4 knock-out mouse retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2019, 60, 3150-3161.

2. Anorma C, Hedhli J, Bearrood TE, Pino NW, Gardner SH, Inaba H,  Zhang P, Li Y, Feng D, Dibrell SE, Kilian KA, Dobrucki LW, Fan TM and Chan J. Surveillance of cancer stem cell plasticity using an isoform-selective fluorescent probe for aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1. ACS Cent. Sci. 2018, 4, 1045-1055.

1. Kerov V, Laird JG, Joiner M-L, Knecht S, Soh D, Hagen J, Gardner SH, Gutierrez W, Yoshimatsu T, Bhattarai S, Puthussery T, Artemyev NO, Drack AV, Wong RO, Baker SA and Lee A. α2δ-4 is required for the molecular and structural organization of rod and cone photoreceptor synapses. J. Neurosci. 2018,  38, 6145-6160.

Select Awards

4. Biochemistry Travel Grant (2021)

3. CCIL Graduate Cancer Scholarship (2021)

2. Latham Scientific Engagement Fellowship (2016)

1. Fight for Sight Summer Student Fellowship (2015)