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Laramie Lemon

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Dr. Laramie Lemon earned a Ph.D. in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Her thesis work characterized the role of DNA repair proteins in telomerase recruitment and telomere length maintenance in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Laramie then went on to perform her postdoctoral work at Emory University in Atlanta, GA where she investigated how cancer-associated mutations in histone proteins impact gene expression. While at Emory, Laramie earned a Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She also taught a variety of undergraduate courses and mentored numerous students interested in pursuing careers in STEM as a member of the NIH-IRACDA Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) program. In August 2021, Laramie joined the Department of Genetics as a Lecturer where she teaches introductory biology courses and GENE3200. Laramie is passionate about teaching, mentoring, and training the next generation of scientists. She is also dedicated to highlighting diversity in science and showing students that anyone can pursue and succeed in a career in STEM.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA)

Ph.D. in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Science, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

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