Isabel Sakarin

B.A. in Biochemistry, Vassar College, 2019
Advisor: Jessica Seeliger


Research Interests

As an MD/PhD student, Isabel is interested in microbiology and immunology from both a basic science and clinical perspective. Isabel will be investigating mycobacterial membrane biogenesis in the JCS Lab, with the hopes that this work will provide valuable insight into the pathogenesis and treatment of mycobacterial diseases such as tuberculosis.


DeRossi, C., Bambino, K., Morrison, J., Sakarin, I., Villacorta‐Martin, C., Zhang, C., Ellis, J.L., Fiel, M.I., Ybanez, M., Lee, Y.A., Huang, K., Yin, C., Sakaguchi,T.F., Friedman, S.L., Villanueva, A., and Chu, J. (2019). Mannose phosphate isomerase and mannose regulate hepatic stellate cell activation and fibrosis in zebrafish and humans. Hepatology, doi: 10.1002/hep.30677.