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Laurent Laboratory

Dr. Louise Laurent

Louise C. Laurent, M.D., Ph.D. is the Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of Perinatal Research for the UC San Diego Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Co-Director of the Center for Perinatal Discovery and the EXCITE Lab, and a member of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program and the Institute for Genomic Medicine.

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Dr. Louise Laurent

About the Lab

Our lab applies our expertise in human pluripotent stem cell research, and spatial, single-cell, and extracellular omics to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal human development, in order to improve the health of mothers and babies.

Our Research

Center for Perinatal Discovery

The Center is a focal point for clinical, translational, and basic research projects related to the placenta.

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UC San Diego Laurent Lab
UC San Diego Laurent and Pantham Lab Teams

Recent Publications

Phase 2 of extracellular RNA communication consortium charts next-generation approaches for extracellular RNA research.
Mateescu B, Jones JC, Alexander RP, Alsop E, An JY, Asghari M, Boomgarden A, Bouchareychas L, Cayota A, Chang HC, Charest A, Chiu DT, Coffey RJ, Das S, De Hoff P, deMello A, D'Souza-Schorey C, Elashoff D, Eliato KR, Franklin JL, Galas DJ, Gerstein MB, Ghiran IH, Go DB, Gould S, Grogan TR, Higginbotham JN, Hladik F, Huang TJ, Huo X, Hutchins E, Jeppesen DK, Jovanovic-Talisman T, Kim BYS, Kim S, Kim KM, Kim Y, Kitchen RR, Knouse V, LaPlante EL, Lebrilla CB, Lee LJ, Lennon KM, Li G, Li F, Li T, Liu T, Liu Z, Maddox AL, McCarthy K, Meechoovet B, Maniya N, Meng Y, Milosavljevic A, Min BH, Morey A, Ng M, Nolan J, De Oliveira Junior GP, Paulaitis ME, Phu TA, Raffai RL, Reátegui E, Roth ME, Routenberg DA, Rozowsky J, Rufo J, Senapati S, Shachar S, Sharma H, Sood AK, Stavrakis S, Stürchler A, Tewari M, Tosar JP, Tucker-Schwartz AK, Turchinovich A, Valkov N, Van Keuren-Jensen K, Vickers KC, Vojtech L, Vreeland WN, Wang C, Wang K, Wang Z, Welsh JA, Witwer KW, Wong DTW, Xia J, Xie YH, Yang K, Zaborowski MP, Zhang C, Zhang Q, Zivkovic AM, Laurent LC. iScience. 2022 Jun 23;25(8):104653. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.104653. PMID: 35958027; PMCID: PMC9358052.

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Lab Location

The Lab is located on the fourth floor of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla.

Map of Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine


CO-CREATE (Community-driven Optimization of COVID-19 testing to Reach and Engage underserved Areas for Testing Equity—in Women and Children) is one of the RADx-UP projects funded by the NIH. CO-CREATE is a partnership between UC San Diego, San Ysidro Health, and the Global Arc.


CO-CREATE (Español)

CO-CREATE (Optimización impulsada por la comunidad de pruebas COVID-19 para poder involucrar áreas desatendidas y dar equidad de pruebas— a Mujeres y Niños) es uno de los proyectos de RADx-UP financiado por el Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH). CO-CREATE es una asociación entre UC San Diego, San Ysidro Health y Global Arc.




EXCITE is a CLIA lab focused on developing and offering high-throughput high complexity clinical and research assays.

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