Sarah E. London, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and The College
Institute Member (since 2011)

Office: 773.834.4302
Lab: 773.702.0294


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Sarah E. London, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and The College. She serves as a member of the Committees on Neurobiology and Evolutionary Biology.

London received her BA in Biology and Psychology from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. in in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship and was also a Research Scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

London Lab

The London Lab is interested in how the brain develops, especially how early experience can alter neural function and behavior. The lab uses the zebra finch songbird as her model system because males can learn their song during only one period in development (females cannot sing). The London Lab applies molecular and genomic tools in combination with behavioral manipulations to uncover neural processes that promote and limit the ability of young zebra finches to acquire song. This strategy allows one to discover mechanisms that may also be involved in human speech acquisition and other developmentally learned behaviors.

Field Specialties

Neurobiology, Neuroendocrinology, Social Behavior, Neural Development, Molecular & Genomic Biology