Laura is part of the Graduate Group in Pharmacology. She graduated from Union College in upstate New York with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2009. Laura is originally from Albany, NY. In 2011, Laura won a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Castellano, L.M., and J. Shorter. (2012). The surprising role of amyloid fibrils in HIV infection. Biology. 1:58-80. pdf file link
Turner J.R., Castellano L.M., Blendy J.A. (2011). Parallel anxiolytic-like effects and upregulation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors following chronic nicotine and varenicline. Nicotine Tob. Res.13(1):41-6. link pdf file
Turner J.R., Castellano L.M., Blendy J.A. (2010). Nicotinic partial agonists varenicline and sazetidine-A have differential effects on affective behavior. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 334(2):665-72. link pdf file