Lauren Moore

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B.S. in Biomedical Physics, Northeastern University, 2013

M.S. in Neuroscience, University of  Michigan, 2015


Admission year: 2013

Advisor: Henry Paulson

Current project: Antisense oligonucleotide therapy for the polyglutamine disease Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 3 

Other interests: Autophagic dysfunction in polyglutamine disease

Teaching experience: Graduate student instructor for Biology 172: Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology; Visiting Instructor, Introduction to Physiology, Yigralem Medical College, Ethiopia-Michigan Platform for Advancing Collaborative Engagement Program

Honors, grants & awards: Translational Research Education Certificate Program; Michigan Brain (MiBrain) Initiative Predoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience; Maas Dean’s Fellowship; Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation, EMBO Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration Conference; Alfred A. Taubman Science Art Competition (1st Place); Award for Outstanding Student Poster, CAG Triplet Repeat Diseases Gordon Research Seminar; Rackham Graduate School Conference Travel Grant

Service & leadership: Planning Committee Co-chair, University of Michigan BrainsRule! Annual Outreach Event; Volunteer Science Demonstration Booth Leader, Hope College Brain Day, Michigan Science Center; Executive Planning Committee Chair, 2017 Michigan Neuroscience Spring Symposium; Planning Committee, UofM Annual Neuroscience Graduate Program Fall Retreat;  Planning Committee Co-chair. Neuroscience Graduate Program Interview Weekend; Patient General Session Invited Speaker and Small Group Co-mediator, 2016 National Ataxia Foundation Annual Ataxia Conference

Career Goals: Independent translational neuroscience investigator

Hobbies: Rock climbing, trail biking, backpacking, reading, traveling