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Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University

Dr. Lauren Poppi is an Australian postdoctoral neuroscientist currently based at Rutgers University, USA.

Lauren completed both her undergraduate training in biomedical science and her postgraduate training in neuroscience at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Lauren was awarded her Ph.D. in 2018.

Lauren's primary research focus is synaptic transmission. Currently, Lauren is working on creating genetic models of common neurodevelopmental disorders in order to study how synapses can function differently from a neurodiverse perspective.

Lauren is passionate about equality in research, and supervises a team of undergraduate students.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, Rutgers University
  • 2018–2019
    Assistant researcher, The University of Newcastle


  • 2018 
    The University of Newcastle, PhD (Anatomy)
  • 2013 
    The University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS)