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I am an undergraduate Biology major at LMU currently working on the Lactase Persistence project under Dr. Kam Dahlquist.

Personal Information

I am 21 years old and currently reside in Marina del Rey, California. I was born and raised in Orange County, California. My hobbies include video games, playing music, and gardening.



I am an undergrad biology major at Loyola Marymount University, expecting to graduate in 2022. I hope to pursue graduate education in the future.

Course Experience

I have taken the following upper division biology courses at LMU:

  • Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Genetics Laboratory
  • General Microbiology Laboratory
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • General Microbiology
  • SS: Coastal Ecology
  • Urban Ecology
  • World Vegetation Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Conservation Biology
  • Embryology
  • Issues in Biotech Seminar

Research Experience

Lyon Lab

In April and May of 2017, I interned in David Lyon's Laboratory in the UCI Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, studying the organization and function of the visual system in the mammalian visual cortex. My responsibilities included cutting and mounting cryopreserved rodent brain sections for histology, as well as identifying and recording positions of virus-marked neurons with fluorescent microscopy and the Neurocladia software.

Learn more about the Lyon Lab :

Fly-CURE Consotrium

During the Fall 2021 semester at LMU, I participated in the nationwide Fly-CURE consortium as a part of my upper division Genetics Laboratory course. This program was developed by Dr. Kagey of University of Detroit Mercy in order to identify and map a number of different mutations involved in growth control in Drosophila melanogaster. This work involved complementation crossing, PCR, primer design, and general fly handling.

Learn more about the Fly-CURE program:

Contact Information

Email: enhaugan at gmail dot com Email Elizabethhaugan through OpenWetWare.