Lauren Segal

405 Plant Science Hall
Advisor(s): Richard A. Wilson


Bachelor's of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
Master's of Science, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2014


Lauren is a PhD candidate in Dr. Richard Wilson's Lab. She is studying gene function and the role oxidative stress plays in redox homeostasis and cell cycle regulation in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Lauren has won two NASA NE SPACE GRANT Fellowships for her work on oxidative stress and antioxidation signaling. She is also passionate about diversity and inclusion on campus and serves in several leadership roles as a Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair for the Graduate Student Assembly and as a Council Member for the Chancellor's Diversity Council. Lauren is also interested in science policy and advocacy and hopes to continue to be an advocate for science throughout her career.
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