Lauren Dierdorff

Lauren Dierdorff

About Me

Lauren Dierdorff is a current Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience multidisciplinary training area at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Lauren is a member of the De Rubeis Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry within the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment where she is working on establishing a new line of research to understand the brain-wide neural populations altered in the mouse model of DDX3X syndrome, in collaboration with the lab of Zhuhao Wu.  Under the secondary mentor Dr. Jennifer Foss-Feig, Lauren's work has a translational focus and ultimately aims to bring new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University with a Major in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology.  During her first years at Tulane, she served as Research Executive Committee Member for the Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders.  Later in her studies, she completed a summer research internship at Sinai in Yasmin Hurd’s lab of neuropsychopharmacology and subsequently was a SURP fellow in Ian Maze’s lab of neuroepigenetics.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU]