Sascha is a graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program. She is primarily interested in utilizing chemogenetic technology to further our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying anxious temperament in non-human primates, as well as refining these methods for future use in the clinical treatment of human anxiety disorders. Her current work focuses on using DREADDs in the amygdala to induce changes in anxiety-related behaviour, as well as characterizing the neuronal populations that are associated with viral transduction. Outside the lab, she enjoys spending time in Germany, reading the many works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and occasionally getting tattooed.