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Lauren Duan

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From Davis, California, junior Lauren Duan is double-majoring in Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology and minoring in Bioethics. She says that science has always been in her blood. Lauren used to spend my childhood running around her mom’s lab, and discovered an interest in doing her own research at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures during high school. Like her mother, she wants to support women in tackling the toughest jobs in medicine and science, being leaders and principle investigators, and leaving a mark in the realm of science. Aspiring to be a physician-scientist, Lauren conducts neuropathology research at the JHMI Department of Pathology, studying the use of AAV9 (a gene therapy viral vector) in potentially curing neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS-FTD and Alzheimer’s. Outside of WPHLS and the lab setting, Lauren is a part of TEDxJHU, JHU Sirens, Nu Rho Psi, Ataxia Ambassadors and Huntington’s Helpers. When she’s not busy with all her studies and extracurriculars, Lauren is obsessed with eating Hot Cheetos. Hot Cheetos Limon, Hot Cheetos XXtra Flamin’ Hot, Puffs, anything! 

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