Lauren

C

Tang

PhD Graduate Student
Short Research Description: 

Previous Institution: Northeastern University

Full Research Description: 

Originally from northern New Jersey, I attended Northeastern University for my undergraduate studies, majoring in Biochemistry.  During my time at Northeastern, I worked as a co-op student for the Analytical Chemistry team within the Oncology Chemistry group at Millennium Pharmaceuticals.  There, I got my first experience with mass-spectrometry. 

Since graduating from Northeastern in 2015, I have worked at the Broad Institute as a member of the Proteomics Platform.  During my time there, I worked on multiple proteogenomic projects with an aim to characterize diseases, such as breast cancer and lung adenocarcinoma, using mass-spectrometry based proteomics.  Looking beyond global proteome profiles, I have also taken interest into studying various post-translational modifications in the context of such diseases.  Additionally, I have focused on developing methods to optimize the accuracy and reproducibility of mass-spectrometry based proteomics.  In the future, I am looking to expand my technique skill set and explore topics such as gene expression and epigenetics.

Outside of lab, I enjoy traveling, learning about new cultures, and rock climbing.  I especially love learning about different cultures by exploring their unique cuisines.  I also like trying new and exciting activities such as hang gliding, paragliding, and cliff diving.

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