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Lauren Sullivan, Ph.D.

Lauren Sullivan is a Curriculum and Pedagogy Manager in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. Lauren is originally from Southern California but has made the East Coast her home after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering from MIT and doing her Ph.D. work in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard University on the Longwood Campus. Her Ph.D. research focused on how developmental genes are precisely regulated in space and time during embryogenesis, using Drosophila (fruit fly) embryos as a model system.

Before joining the education team, Lauren served in teaching fellow roles for an assortment of graduate and undergraduate courses, typically focused on genetics and/or evolution, at Harvard. Additionally, during graduate school, Lauren was the Pedagogy Fellow in STEM at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning where she consulted with faculty and teaching fellows across STEM fields on creating more effective and inclusive teaching practices. Lauren is passionate about welcoming all learners to science and biology in particular.

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