Lauren earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The College of New Jersey in 2014. She began working toward her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University in 2014, where she joined the Franck Lab.
Lauren works with primary human neutrophils, or polymorphonuclear lymphocytes (PMNs), in collaboration with Jonathan Reichner, PhD at the Rhode Island Hospital and Jeniel Nett, MD, PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary project goal is to observe and quantify the mechanics of neutrophil migration in three dimensional in vitro systems, and to compare healthy cell behavior to cells that are hyperactivate due to disease or infection in the hopes of using this research to inform better immune therapies.
Lauren is interested in developing novel experimental systems to explore cellular mechanics and immune cell therapies for cancer treatment.