My current and upcoming research covers the following topics: ancient tuberculosis, modern tuberculosis diversity in non-human primates, eukaryotic human pathogens, and ancient human microbiomes.
I am currently participating in the following projects:
2018 Mann, A.*, Sabin, S.*, Ziesemer, K., Vågene, Å.J., Schroeder, H., Ozga, A.T., Sankaranarayanan, K., Hofman, C.A., Fellows Yates, J.A., Salazar-García, D.C., Frohlich, B., Aldenderfer, M., Hoogland, M., Read, C., Milner, G.R., Stone, A.C., Lewis, C.M., Krause, J., Hofman, C., Bos, K., Warinner, C., 2018. Differential preservation of endogenous human and microbial DNA in dental calculus and dentin. Scientific Reports 8, 9822. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28091-9.
2018 Vågene, Å.J., Herbig, A., Campana, M.G., Robles García, N.M., Warinner, C., Sabin, S., Spyrou, M.A., Valtueña, A.A., Huson, D., Tuross, N., Bos, K.I., Krause, J. (2019) Salmonella enterica genomes from victimes of a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico. Nat. Eco. Evo., 2: 520-528. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0446-6.
2018 Sabin, S., Herbig, A., Vågene, Å.J., Ahlström, T., Bozovic, G., Nelson, E.A., Arcini, C., Bos, K.I. "A lung nodule as a rich source of host and pathogen DNA: Analysis of a 17th century Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome from Lund, Sweden." Podium presentation presented at the European meeting of the Palaeopathology Association on 30 August 2018.
2018 Sabin, S., Herbig, A., Vågene, Å.J., Ahlström, T., Bozovic, G., Nelson, E.A., Arcini, C., Bos, K.I. "A high-quality 17th century Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome adds resolution to mycobacterial dating and phylogeography." Podium presentation presented at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution meeting in Yokohama, Japan on 08 July 2018 as part of symposium: "Tracing back bacterial pathogen evolution from ancient and modern genomics."
2018 Sabin, S., Herbig, A., Vågene, Å.J., Ahlström, T., Bozovic, G., Nelson, E.A., Arcini, C., Bos, K. "Application of a 17th Century Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome to mycobacterial dating and phylogeography." Poster and rapid fire talk presented at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe meeting in Atlanta, GA, USA on 10 June 2018. Recipient of Outstanding Abstract Award.
2016 Sabin, S. , Vågene, Å., Fellows Yates, J., Read, C., Herbig, A., Krause, J., Bos, K. "A comparative dataset of dentine and dental calculus from medieval Ireland." Poster presented at the 7th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA7) in Oxford, UK on 14-16 September 2016.
2014 Sabin, S. "Tracing the origin of tuberculosis: an integrated paleopathological perspective." Podium presentation presented at the California State University Honors Consortium Conference in Fullerton, CA, USA, on 3 May 2014.
2014 Sabin, S. "Tracing the origin of tuberculosis: an integrated paleopathological perspective." Podium presentation presented at the Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference (SWAA) in Anaheim, CA, USA on 26 April 2014.
2016 - present Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Molecular Palaeopathology, Ph.D., to be awarded by Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy, expected October 2019 (Jena, Germany)
2014 - 2016 Universität Tübingen, Archaeological Sciences, M.Sc. (Tübingen, Germany)
2010 - 2014 California State University Los Angeles, Anthropology, B.A., Magna Cum Laude (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
2012 - 2013 University of St Andrews, Junior Year Abroad (St. Andrews, Scotland, UK)
2015 Student Excavator | Palaeolithic site complex at Schöningen, Germany
2012 Student Excavator | Koobi Fora Field School, Turkana Basin, Kenya