Dr. Lauren Yaich

Lauren Yaich
Dr. Lauren Yaich
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Associate Professor of Biology Program

Division of Biological and Health Sciences

Contact Information:
Phone: 814-362-0260
Location: 106 Fisher Hall

Degrees and Credentials

Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University
B.A. Biology, Colgate University

Short Bio

Before coming to Pitt-Bradford, Yaich served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, where she conducted independent research on Drosophila neural development. Prior to that, she taught at Vanderbilt University, where she earned her doctorate in molecular biology. Her dissertation was titled "Estrogen Receptor Expression in Human Breast Cancer."

Academic Focus

Dr. Yaich currently teaches Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, and Topics - Cancer Biology, as well as supervising an active undergraduate research program.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications

Dr. Yaich has a number of awards, including a National Science Foundation Developmental Neurobiology Fellowship, and a grant from the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Yaich has also received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award.