Lauren came to Princeton University from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where she served as the Assistant Director, Quality Assurance and the Associate Director, ACUO. Prior to that, Lauren was the IACUC Director at Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ), Newark, NJ (16 years).
Lauren has over 20 years of experience in laboratory animal research and compliance, including hands-on animal research and IACUC Administration. Lauren also has served as a research administrator in basic science departments, responsible for managing a variety of administrative processes, including pre- and post-award grant activities, contracts, manuscripts, presentations, and protocols. As an active contributor to the national animal care and use community and higher education institutions, Lauren regularly presents on research administration best practices for IACUC, occupational health and safety, and biosafety. Lauren is also the lead author for Lab Animal’s “Protocol Review” column.
Lauren obtained her BA in psychology with honors in biopsychology at William Paterson University (where she also met her husband). In addition to her Six Sigma Green Belt (GBSS) and Lean Six Sigma (LSSS) certifications from Villanova University, Lauren holds the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential from PRIM&R and the Certified Professional Biosafety Compliance Administrator (CPBCA) from the Biosafety Administrators Association.