Parent Education Night
St. Mary's Academy Presents
Dr. Sarina Saturn "The Neuroscience of Resilience
and the Healing Powers of Self-Compassion"
November 19, 2019
7:00 PM inside Clark Family Auditorium
Sarina Rodrigues Saturn (SMA '93) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at University of Portland. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from New York University under the mentorship of Joseph LeDoux. Her dissertation focused on molecular, cellular, and behavioral studies of the amygdala, the key brain structure for emotional processing. She was then a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in Robert Sapolsky's laboratory where she investigated the role of stress hormones on the brain's emotional circuitry. At the University of California, Berkeley, Saturn was a postdoctoral fellow for the Greater Good Science Center and Dacher Keltner and here she began her endeavors to bridge neuroscience and social psychology. Her current research centers on the biology underlying prosocial emotions and behaviors. Her research findings have been featured in several books, as well as in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, New York Times, National Public Radio, Scientific American Mind, and more.