Satinder was born in Boston, MA and moved, as a teenager, to Minneapolis, MN, with her family. She received her doctoral degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, supported by an HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship. She has had a long-standing interest in the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disease, particularly in the role that the biogenic amines play. As a postdoctoral fellow, she combined her knowledge of neuropsychopharmacology and enzymology with X-ray crystallography to develop molecular models of transport and inhibition for LeuT, a bacterial orthologue of neurotransmitter sodium symporters (NSS). At Yale, Satinder has been concentrating on eukaryotic NSS members, specifically those that transport the biogenic amines serotonin (SERT) and dopamine (DAT).
|NARSAD Independent Investigator Award||Brain and Behavior Research Foundation||2015|
|Sloan Research Fellowship Award||Alfred P. Sloan Foundation||2012|
|Goodman & Gilman Yale Scholar Award||Yale University School of Medicine||2010|
|NIH/NIMH K99/R00 "Pathway to Independence Award"||National Institutes of Health||2008|
|NIH/NINDS Individual NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship||National Institutes of Health||2003|
|HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship||Howard Hughes Medical Institute||1995|
|NSF Predoctoral Fellowship (declined)||National Science Foundation||1995|