Lauren Chapman, G5
Originally from New York, Lauren received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemistry from Northeastern University, where she worked as a co-op at both Merck and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Having developed a passion for drug discovery, Lauren joined Cubist Pharmaceuticals for three years before ultimately returning to grad school to pursue her PhD. In 2012, Lauren came to Caltech to work with Sarah in the field of natural product total synthesis, where she has spent the last four years leading the chemistry efforts toward the synthesis of (+)-psiguadial B. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, reading novels, and traveling to far away tropical destinations for scuba diving.