Ross Lab


Join the Ross lab and get the thrill of scientific discovery!

My goal is to create a great training environment. Why? Because I believe that nurturing the next generations of scientists is the best way to give back to the community. This means that I select people in whom I see potential and challenge them to be all that they can be. Our recipe for success is:


If you are interested in Pain and Itch, this is the place for you. We are part of the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR), which means that you will be joining part of a greater community of research scientists that are interested in aversive somatosensation. We have a visiting speakers program, a weekly PCPR journal club, and biweekly research presentations by trainees and faculty.


Students from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and other undergraduate institutions are welcome to apply to the Ross lab to gain research experience and to perform senior theses. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early in their college careers to maximize their opportunity to perform work at the bench.


The Ross lab has several projects available for highly motivated Graduate Students from the CNUP Graduate Program at the University of Pittsburgh. If you are interested in checking out our research, drop me (Sarah) an email and we can set up a time to talk about rotation projects.


Postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply to the Ross lab where they will receive outstanding training and benefit from numerous research opportunities.