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Prior to the Allen Institute, she was an undergraduate researcher at Western Washington University, in Dr. Jackie Rose’s lab studying the molecular mechanisms behind learning using the model organism, C. Elegans. After graduation, she worked as lab technician in Dr. Gary Kaplan’s lab in Boston, MA at Veterans Affairs Hospital with partnership to Boston University & Harvard. There she helped study comorbid model of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury), and opioid addiction in mice, to help better understand these compounding disorders effect Veterans. Lauren graduated Western Washington University with double major in Cell & Molecular Biology, and Behavioral Neuroscience in 2017.