Congratulations, Lauren!

Lauren Raycraft has successfully defended her dissertation, going on to earn her PhD in June 2023.

Lauren started her MSU tenure as an undergrad; in the six-plus years she spent with the AWJ lab, she in turn has taken many undergraduates under her wing and deeply involved them in her research. Lauren’s experiments centered around melanin-concentrating hormone and its role in ingestive behavior. Besides performing countless surgeries, she has examined interval timing and the role of the ovarian cycle on many rat cohorts.

We look forward to seeing where Lauren takes her efforts next!