Sarah L. Pallas



My research interest lies in understanding how sensory experience influences the development and plasticity of the neural circuitry underlying sensory perception.  In addition, I am interested in mechanisms of recovery from traumatic brain injury.  My team uses a multilevel approach to these questions, including in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, gene and protein expression analysis, gene manipulation, and behavioral assays of sensory perception.  Outside of the lab, I am teaching neuroscience courses and influencing science policy at the state and national level.