Lauren Smith

First Name: 
Lauren
Last Name: 
Smith
Lab: 
Steve Haase
Department: 
UPGG
Lab Location: 
French Science
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Research Description: 
I began my PhD studies in 2016, and before that I received my bachelor's from the University of Central Florida and worked for two years in private industry. In the Haase lab, we are interested in modeling complex genetic networks, particularly dynamical systems such as the cell cycle. My work utilizes these approaches to understand the nature of the transcriptomic cycles and host-pathogen interactions of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, the most common causal agents of malaria.
Hobbies: 
I enjoy working out, doing things with my friends, trying new beers, and good TV, movies, music, and books.