Laura Van Rosmalen
Staff Researcher / Scientist
I’m broadly interested in physical and mental health from a preventive model. After graduating from UCSD in 2021, I joined the Panda lab to assist with our ongoing clinical trials. I spend my free time weightlifting, learning jiu-jitsu, playing beach volleyball, and listening to podcasts.
I joined the Panda lab as a volunteer in December 2018. Over time, I have come to learn so much about circadian rhythms, and now I work extensively on understanding the circadian basis of Alzheimer’s disease at an ultrastructural level. Outside of my projects, I like to spend my time cooking or playing chess.
I joined the Panda Lab as a volunteer during my second year of undergrad at UCSD and now working full-time since graduating in 2022. I support our ongoing clinical trials focused on time-restricted eating as a lifestyle intervention to improve health. I aspire to attend medical school in the future and hope to apply the principles I am learning during my time here as a future physician. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, weightlifting, and yoga.
I joined the Panda lab in the summer of 2022 after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Neuroscience. I am interested in better defining how time-restricted eating can influence the onset and manifestations of age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, specifically within the Drosophila melanogaster model. Outside the lab, you can find me hiking, lifting weights, or watching soccer.