Lawrenson Lab

Personal Statement

I have been involved in women’s cancer research for more than 10 years. The Lawrenson Laboratory focuses on ovarian cancer and ways to detect ovarian cancers earlier and treat these tumors more effectively. In the Lawrenson Lab, a variety of in vitro models, in vivo models, genomic profiling and molecular biology techniques are used to elucidate the function of variants, genes and noncoding biofeatures involved in ovarian cancer development.

Kate Lawrenson, PhD


Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Lawrenson Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.


Gusev A*, Lawrenson K*, Lin X, Lyra PC, Kar S, Vavra KC, Segato F, Fonseca MAS, Lee JM, Pejovic T, Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, et al.

Prendergast EN, de Souza Fonseca MA, Dezem FS, Lester J, Karlan BY, Noushmehr H, Lin X, Lawrenson K

PLOS One. 2018 May 8;13(5):e0196913. 

Adler EK, Corona RI, Lee JM, Rodriguez-Malave N, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Sowter H, Hazelett DJ, Lawrenson K, Gayther SA. 

Contact the Lawrenson Lab

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Building, Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048