Sarah A Stanley, MBBCh, PhD
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Research Topics
Brain, Diabetes, Molecular Biology, Obesity
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Neuroscience [NEU]
The Stanley Laboratory works at the intersection of three areas:

Radiogenetics and Magnetogenetics

We are pioneering the use of radio waves and magnetic fields to stimulate individual cells and neurons - a technique that, like optogenetics, has broad research and therapeutic applications but which is non-invasive.


We are developing the use of nanoparticles in bioengineered murine models for preclinical applications using ferritin and other naturally occurring nanoparticles.

Neuroendocrinology of diabetes

We are advancing the understanding of the interaction between central and peripheral systems in, and beyond, appetite control to find new approaches to Diabetes prevention and treatment.

We are fortunate to work in close collaboration with colleagues across Mount Sinai and in partnerships with Professor Jeffrey Friedman, Rockefeller University, and Professor Jonathan Dordick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Currently, our work is funded by The National Institutes of Health and American Diabetes Association.

BA, University of Cambridge

BChir, University of Cambridge

MB, University of Cambridge

PhD, Imperial College, London University


Alexander and Alexandrine Sinsheimer Scholar Award


Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award


Cell Symposia: Engineering the Brain. Cellular Dynamics International Travel Award

Darwin Prize in Experimental Natural Sciences

Arthur Burrows Prize (Dermatology)

James Anderson Prize (Medicine and Surgery)

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Stanley during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Company Founder:

  • Redpin Therapeutics Inc

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose

  • Miltenyi Biotech

Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership

  • The Rockefeller University

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.