Sandy Hinckley, Ph.D.

Head of Biology

Dr. Sandy Hinckley is Head of Biology, Principal Scientist and brings expertise in human stem cell biology and neurodegenerative research to the team. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she developed an ex vivo gene therapy approach in ALS therapeutics utilizing stem cell model systems for disease relevant cell types. She continued her training at the University of California San Diego in human cortical development by investigating pathways in the generation of corticospinal motor neurons from stem cells. Later she joined the Prebys Center for Drug Discovery, focusing on phenotypic screening in iPSC-derived neurons where she developed assays for mitochondrial and neuronal network function.