Neuroscience Graduate Program - Student Profile

Lauren Fish

Student Profile

Undergraduate Institution

Rutgers University- New Brunswick

Research | Presentations & Posters | Publications | Accomplishments | Hobbies & Outside Interests

Research Description

My research focuses on the stability and formation of the mammalian neuromuscular junction.

Presentations and Posters


Ishikawa K, Aguero, J, Oh J, Hammoudi N, Fish L, Leanordson L, Picatoste B, Santos-Gallego C, Fish K, Hajjar R. Increased Stiffness Is the Major Early Abnormality in a Pig Model of Severe Aortic Stenosis and Predisposes to Congestive Heart Failure in the Absence of Systolic Disfunction, J Am Heart Assoc. 2015. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.001925. PubMed PMID: 25994443.

Ishikawa K, Fish K, Aguero J, Yaniz-Galende E, Jeong D, Kho C, Tilemann L, Fish L, Liang L, Eltoukhy AA, Anderson DG, Zsebo K, Costa K, Hajjar RJ. Stem Cell Factor Gene Transfer Improves Cardiac Function After Myocardial Infarction in Swine. Circ Heart Fail. 2014. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.114.001711. PubMed PMID: 25342737.


While at Rutgers:
Henry Rutgers Scholar Award based on the quality of thesis and overall academic record.
Awarded American Heart Association Founders’ Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship
Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award
Member of School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
Recipient of School of Arts and Sciences Excellence Scholarship (2014, 2015)
Recipient of Rutgers Academic Excellence Award (2014)- awarded to top 10% of class.

Hobbies and Outside Interests

I enjoy playing the violin, cooking, and baking.