PhD, Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling, Columbia University
BA (with honors), Biological Sciences, University of Chicago
Lauren Tanabe is a freelance writer living and working in Detroit and a native of NYC. She received her PhD in Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling from Columbia University and her BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago. She has received prestigious fellowships from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society. She spent many years tinkering at the bench attempting to unravel the mysteries that lurk inside of cells. Although a scientist by training, Lauren is a storyteller by nature. She writes on a wide range of topics, including why she decided to leave academia for more fulfilling pursuits, motherhood, and her own struggles with identity and depression. She loves helping others to tell their own stories because every single person has a riveting tale to tell. When she is not being schooled by her three-year-old in lessons of gratitude and the wonder and awe of the universe, you can find her daydreaming and writing in various coffee shops around the city. Sometimes, she even doodles illustrations for a handful of children's books she's written, but has yet to publish.