Lauren Smith


I am interested in the principles and evolution of gene network oscillators. I study the life cycle rhythm of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and the evolution of yeast cell cycle networks.

Smith, Lauren M., Francis C. Motta, Garima Chopra, J Kathleen Moch, Robert R. Nerem, Bree Cummins, Kimberly E. Roche, et al. “An intrinsic oscillator drives the blood stage cycle of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.Science (New York, N.Y.) 368, no. 6492 (May 2020): 754–59. Full Text

Berry, Eric, Bree Cummins, Robert R. Nerem, Lauren M. Smith, Steven B. Haase, and Tomas Gedeon. “Using extremal events to characterize noisy time series.Journal of Mathematical Biology 80, no. 5 (April 2020): 1523–57. Full Text

Smith, Lauren M., Alex J. Bartholomew, Lauren E. Burnham, Barbara Tillmann, and Elizabeth T. Cirulli. “Factors affecting pitch discrimination performance in a cohort of extensively phenotyped healthy volunteers.Sci Rep 7, no. 1 (November 28, 2017): 16480. Full Text Open Access Copy

Selected Grants

Needle in a Haystack: Effective Search for Dynamics in the Space of Networks awarded by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Graduate Student). 2017 to 2022