Lauren Hein

Lauren Hein

Graduate Student


Lauren graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Purdue University in 2017. She is now in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program and is completing her PhD under the mentorship of Carole Parent. Outside of lab, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and knitting.

Research Interests

Lauren’s research focuses on chemotaxis and migration of neutrophils in the context of cancer. She is particularly interested in the crosstalk between chemokine and TGF-beta signaling pathways in neutrophil recruitment.


cell culture, immunofluorescence, confocal imaging, flow cytometry, immunoblotting


Hein LE, SenGupta S, Xu Y, Parent CA. Neutrophil migration towards tumor-conditioned media correlates with the malignant potential of breast tumor cells [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2020 June 22-24. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; 2020. Abstract #3989.


UROP Outstanding Mentor Award 2020
Bernard Maas Fellowship 2017; UROP Outstanding Mentor Award 2020