Lauren Kraut, B.S.


Research Rotation

on the NRLC project
Impulsivity and Biological Markers for Suicidality and Drug Use in Adolescents (R01-MH077684)



Biographical Sketch

the university of texas at austin
UT Medicine

Lauren is a MD Candidate for the Class of 2018 at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine.  As part of her extracurricular educational activities, Lauren has been working in the NRLC developing a line of research on serotonin platelet markers and their relationship to clinical outcomes. 

In addition to her education and research activities, Lauren is active in the community, acting as clinic coordinator for the UTHSCSA student run free medical clinics at Haven for Hope, and a student mentor for undergraduate within the facilitated acceptance to medical education program (FAME) at UTHSCSA.  Lauren is a Historian for the Texas Medical Association and the Treasurer for the American Medical Women’s Association

Prior to entering the UTHSCSA medical school on scholarship, Lauren served as president and recruitment captain for her Greek organization; during her tenure the organization won the most outstanding chapter award 2013 awarded by UT Austin. 
She was the College of Natural Sciences representative to the UT student government and was awarded top External Affairs
Member. Finally, she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.



2014 B.S.. Nutritional Science The University of Texas, Austin, TX


  • Travel
  • Yoga, running
  • Reading
  • Cooking

Publications/Presentations with the NRLC

    Kinetic characteristics of the platelet serotonin transporter of healthy adolescents

    Kraut, L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Sallum, I., Mathias, C. W., Javors, M. A., Roache, J. D., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015, June). 

    Poster presented at the UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry 3rd Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day 2015, San Antonio, TX 

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