[Re]searching for a Cure
When Laurie Littlepage (‘92) was in fourth grade, her grandmother died of cancer. Since her grandmother’s death, Littlepage has devoted her life to fighting cancer.
Now, as the Campbell Family associate professor of cancer research at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, she’s leading groundbreaking research into how the disease changes in the body and responds to different treatments.
After high school, Littlepage went to the University of Texas at Austin and was in the Dean’s Scholars Honors Program. She earned a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.S. in Molecular Biology. She received her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University for her research at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Joan Ruderman in the Department of Cell Biology. Littlepage completed her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Dr. Zena Werb in the Department of Anatomy.