Sabina received her BS in Neurobiology from The University of Texas at Austin. While completing her degree, in the lab of Dr. Yvon Delville, she studied the release of serotonin during aggressive behavior in Golden hamsters, as well as social and personality development in infants in the lab of Dr. Judith H. Langlois.
After graduating from UT at Austin, she continued her career in research at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc., assisting in the developing of the Genome 5000, supporting the gene knockout technology and collected major pre-clinical data for numerous drug targets encoded in the human genome. Most recently, at UT Health Science Center in Dr. Vihang Narkar’s lab, she studied the implications of nuclear receptors in skeletal muscle.
Sabina Lorca is the Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Peter Grace at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she intends to work closely with the postdoctoral fellows in their current and future projects related to reducing the risk and management of chronic pain. She has over 12 years of experience in research including developing procedural strategies, implementing plans and maintaining daily operations within a lab.