Lauren V. Albrecht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Developmental and Cell Biology Dept, School of Biological Sciences


Lauren was born in Austin, Texas and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego in Chemistry. Lauren earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University studying the molecular basis of genetic, skin, and heart diseases.

As an AP Giannini fellow at UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lauren studied developmental biology and cancer cell metabolism with Edward De Robertis. The long-term vision of the Albrecht lab is to design and implement novel therapies towards the diseases that plague our society the most.


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles;
Advisor: Prof. Edward De Robertis

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2016, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology;
Advisor: Prof. Kathy Green

B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2010, Chemistry
Advisor: Prof. Stanley J Opella

Professional societies

American Society of Cell Biology (ACSB)
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

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