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Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters

Assistant Professor, Division of Biosciences


(614) 688-5935

5196 Graves Hall
Postle Hall 4165
305 West 12th Avenue

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Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
  • Peripheral Nervous System Regeneration
  • Aging
  • Nociception and Peptidergic Signaling in Teeth and Bones


  • Master’s in Atmospheric Science from State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA)
  • PhD in Biology from State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA)
  • Postdoctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)


Current Research Description

My research investigates how our dentition develops and ages, with the overall goal of extending the functional use of teeth throughout life (summarized in the figure. Much of my research investigates how molecular cues from teeth and bones cooperate with the peripheral nervous system during development, growth, use, and maintenance. The periodontal-Alzheimer’s disease investigations aim to determine whether a compromised nervous system makes one susceptible to dental diseases and whether dental diseases can similarly compromise the health of the nervous system. What differentiates my projects from others’ is two-fold: 1) I am studying both individual organ dynamics and distant system cross-talk; and 2) I am addressing the crosstalk between neuronal and mesenchymal cells at multiple time points under clinically-significant conditions that cumulatively offer opportunities for translation into therapeutics.

Schematic of the overall Peters Lab theme

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