Headshot of Laura Swanson

Undergraduate education

Luther College - BA (2013)

Years in MSTP


PhD program

Cellular and Molecular Biology


David Wassarman, PhD

Research interest

Elucidating the cellular mechanisms behind metabolic dysregulation following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the role metabolism plays in TBI outcomes using a Drosophila melanogaster model of TBI

PhD publications

Katzenberger RJ, Chtarbanova S, Rimkus SA, Fischer JA, Kaur G, Seppala JM, Swanson LC, Zajac JE, Ganetzky B, Wassarman DA. Death following traumatic brain injury in Drosophila is associated with intestinal barrier dysfunction. Elife. 2015 Mar 5;4. PMID: 25742603; PMCID: PMD4377547.