Lauren Drake was an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in bioengineering and English. Lauren worked in the lab from August 2017 to May 2020. On campus, she was a member of SWE, Project LETS, and Active Minds. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. Lauren went on to pursue her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and earn an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.


Aikio, M., H.J. Wobst, H.M. Odeh, B.L. Lee, B. Class, T.A. Ollerhead, K.L. Mack, A.F. Ford, E.M. Barbieri, R.R. Cupo, L.E. Drake, N. Castello, A. Baral, J. Dunlop, A.D. Gitler, A. Javaherian, S. Finkbeiner, D.G. Brown, S.J. Moss, N.J. Brandon, and J. Shorter. (2021). Opposing roles of p38α-mediated phosphorylation and arginine methylation in driving TDP-43 proteinopathy. BioRxiv. doi:pdf file link

Beijer, D.*, H.J. Kim*, L. Guo*, K. O’Donovan, I. Mademan, T. Deconinck, K Van Schil, C.M. Fare, L.E. Drake, A.F. Ford, A. Kochański, D. Kabzińska, N. Dubuisson, P. Van den Bergh, N.C. Voermans, R.J.L.F. Lemmers, S.M. van der Maarel, D. Bonner, J.B. Sampson, M.T. Wheeler, A. Mehrabyan, S. Palmer, P. De Jonghe, J. Shorter, J.P. Taylor, and J. Baets. (2021). Characterization of HNRNPA1 mutations defines diversity in pathogenic mechanisms and clinical presentation. JCI Insight. 6(14):e148363.pdf file link (*Co-first author.).

Fare, C.M., A. Villani, L.E. Drake, and J. Shorter. (2021). Higher-order organization of biomolecular condensates. Open Biol. 11(6):210137. pdf file link 








Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania