Headshot portrait of Sam Lawrence - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology-Neurobiology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Raphael Guzman, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Sam Lawrence is a rising senior at Stanford University, majoring in human biology with an emphasis in neurobiology. He is from Washington DC and attended Woodrow Wilson High School. Sam’s interest in neurology traces back to when he was very young, and he plans to attend medical school after graduating from Stanford with the intention of entering the field of neurosurgery. Sam joined Dr. Raphael Guzman’s lab in January of 2011 and will be completing his honors thesis on human neural progenitor cell protein expression and involvement in remyelination following hypoxic ischemic stroke.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Protein and mRNA Expression of Human Embryonic-Derived Neural Progenitor Cells and Potential Mechanisms of Interaction with the Post-Stroke Brain Environment

Sam Lawrence1,2, Tenille Smith3, Nancy Wang3, Raphael Guzman4
[Departments of Human Biology1, Neurobiology2, Surgery3, and Neurosurgery4; Stanford University]