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Lauren Folgosa Cooley

Lauren Folgosa


University of Richmond, B.S. in Honors Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2010
Hometown: Fayetteville, Ga.
Thesis adviser: Daniel Conrad, Ph.D., microbiology and immunology

Research interests:

Lauren’s background is in immunology research. Her honors thesis analyzed the effect of specific anti-cancer agents called Brominated Pyrroles on macrophage function for the purpose of assessing their effect on immune system function.

Personal bio:

Lauren was born and raised just south of Atlanta, Ga. Apart from academics, Lauren enjoys playing golf and traveling. She played on the Varsity Women’s Golf Team at the University of Richmond where she served as captain for three years. She likes Richmond because it’s vibrant and full of culture with many museums, restaurants, shops and festivals.


  • Boundy, S., Zhao, Q., Fairbanks, C., Folgosa, L., Climo, M.W., and Archer, G.L. “Spontaneous SCCmec excision in Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriers.” J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:469–471. 2012.
  • Folgosa, L., Zellner, H.B., El Shikh, M.E., Conrad, D.H. "Disturbed Follicular Architecture in B Cell A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase (ADAM)10 Knockouts Is Mediated by Compensatory Increases in ADAM17 and TNF-α Shedding." J Immunol 2013 191:5951-5958. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1302042
  • Martin RK, Saleem SJ, Folgosa L, Zellner HB, Damle SR, Nguyen GK, Ryan JJ, Bear HD, Irani AM, Conrad DH., J Leukoc Biol. 2014 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Folgosa Cooley L, Martin RK, and Conrad, DH. “A disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM) 10 and 17 in Th2 mediated responses.” Allergic Diseases-New Insights. Ed. Celso Pereira. In Tech, 2015. 69-87. ISBN 978-953-51-2044-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/59396