5th year graduate student
White and Lauffenburger Labs, BE, Koch
Lauren is a BE graduate student in the White and Lauffenburger labs. Originally from Minnesota, she earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she gained an appreciation for cheese curds and a tolerance for below-freezing temperatures. From a young age, Lauren has been involved in the performing arts and has developed a passion for creatively engaging audiences, whether that be from a stage or in a scientific paper. At MIT, Lauren is using systems biology and mass spectrometry to better understand tyrosine kinase inhibitor resistance in cancer. Outside of lab you can find Lauren exploring restaurants in nearby neighborhoods, cheering for Wisconsin sports, or dreaming of her next travel destination.