Lauren Jones earned her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. She began her career working at Harvard Medical School's prestigious Ulrich H. von Andrian Lab where she received formal training working in immunology research. Her work included assisting and executing in vitro and in vivo assays involved in establishing murine disease models. Later, she worked at Jackson Laboratories, a non-profit contract research organization, collaborating with clients working largely with novel compounds and generating humanized mouse models.
After four years in academic research, Lauren moved into the biotech industry and joined Amgen as an Associate Scientist. At the Amgen South San Francisco lab, Lauren designs and executes in vivo and in vitro preclinical studies. She also collaborates on model development supporting therapeutic exploration for oncology, immunotherapy, inflammation programs, or publication.
Recently, Lauren won the Technical Award for advancing a preclinical program on Amgen's drug pipeline. The experience brought her one step closer to her scientific goal – seeing her research contribute to a drug that benefits patients.
Lauren’s curiosity and love of experimentation extend to her hobbies which include playing four instruments and gardening with the help of her puppy, Annabelle.