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Lauren Mogil

Lauren Mogil

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In both her professional and personal endeavors, Lauren Mogil is devoted to bettering the world around her. As Senior Bioinformatician at University of Chicago, Lauren works to understand and effectively treat cancer. Outside work, she is focused on combatting antisemitism through her participation with American Jewish Committee (AJC). On AJC, Lauren has served on the Chicago ACCESS Board, Global ACCESS Board, and Board of Governors, where she has held the position of Global ACCESS Board President since 2021. In her current role, Lauren partners with young professionals around the world to combat antisemitism and protect and defend Israel. 

Lauren aims to foster genuine connections with people from diverse backgrounds. She has recently completed a trip to Morocco and Israel as part of the AJC Mimouna Michael Sachs Emerging Leaders Fellowship that was focused on bringing Americans, Israelis, and Moroccans together.

AGE:
33

PRONOUNS:
She, Her, Hers

PRIMARY GIG:
Senior Bioinformatician at University of Chicago Center for Translational Data Science, National Cancer Institute’s Genomic Data Commons.

ON THE SIDE:
Combating antisemitism, boxing, walking along the lakefront, amateur chef

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
Proud Zionist, tenacious, driven, loyal, family-oriented, silly, compassionate, curious.

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I am fluent in French and translating family recipes to English and I’m on a quest to find the best bourbon.

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS:
Finishing my PhD and teaching myself new coding languages. I am able to combine those skills and use them to improve the field of precision cancer research and treatments. Being able to move this field forward is an honor and I am also grateful for every patient that participates in studies and whose data is saving lives.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
My grandma and mom (impossible choice!) - They are examples of strong, capable, humble women who fight for their family and live life by strong values. They impart their staunch Jewish values on us and also pushed us to do more and better.

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