Lauryn Flannagan

Credentials: Graduate Student (Cellular and Molecular Pathology)

Pronouns: She/Her


Undergraduate: Marquette University Milwaukee, WI Honors Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences 2022

Post-graduate: The University of Missouri Columbia, MO – PREP Scholars 2023

Lauryn is a graduate student in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology program, originally from Memphis, TN. She completed her undergraduate education at Marquette University with an honors Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. There, she worked in the Manogaran lab as an undergraduate research assistant, where she focused on understanding the basic biology of Transthyretin (TTR) protein misfolding in a yeast system. Post graduation, she was a PREP Scholar at the University of Missouri and underwent training with the Chabu lab, which held a focus on discovering new therapeutic targets in oncogenic RAS signaling in a Drosophila MOSAIC model. Now as a member of the Kratz lab, she has a continued interest in discovering new therapeutic targets and wishes to expand that work into translational studies that may improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Beyond graduate school, Lauryn spends most of her free time exploring the city of Madison and its vast walking trails when the weather is nice or avidly reading fantasy novels.