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Katelyn E. Sadler

5th Year Ph.D Candidate
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Biological Sciences

Kolber Lab, Mellon Hall 262
Phone: x2376



B.S. Biology, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 2011
Research Project

My research focuses on the neural circuits involved in bladder pain. Using a combination of optogenetic, molecular, and electrophysiological techniques, I am investigating the role of the central amygdala in pain processing. Specifically, I want to learn whether bladder pain is lateralized between the left and right central amygdala, what specific types of cells in the central amygdala are activated in the context of bladder pain, and how the central amygdala and rostral ventromedulla are linked in bladder pain processing.


Sadler K, Stratton J, Kolber B (2014). Urinary bladder distension evoked visceromotor responses as a model for bladder pain. Journal of Visual Experimentation. (86), e51413, doi: 10.3791/51413.

Sadler K, Stratton J, DeBerry J, Kolber B (2013). Optimization of a pain model: effects of body temperature and anesthesia on bladder nociception in mice. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79617.

Crock L**, Kolber B**, Morgan C, Sadler K, Vogt S, Bruchas M & R Gereau IV (2012). Central amygdala mGluR5 in the modulation of visceral pain. J. Neurosci Oct 10;32(41):14217-26. **Co-first authors.


NIDDK Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship