Lauryn received her B.S. in Biology from Butler University in 2017 and is currently seeking her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at UW Madison. Her undergraduate research in Dr. Jennifer Kowalski’s Lab focused on characterizing downstream substrates of a ubiquitin ligase in GABA motor neurons that govern neural transmission at the C. elegans neuromuscular junction. As an undergraduate, Lauryn worked for Midtown Community Mental Health, where she developed a strong passion for people suffering with mental illnesses.
As a graduate student in the Ashton Lab, Lauryn hopes to apply stem cell engineering techniques to further our understanding of diseases like schizophrenia. She is also excited to participate in community outreach, science policy education events, recruitment committees, and more!
Outside of graduate school, Lauryn loves to spend time with her friends, family, and new puppy Linus, as well as play her flute, and–of course–watch Butler Basketball (Go Dawgs!).