Dr. Lauren Aleksunes is a board-certified toxicologist with expertise in both basic and clinical toxicology. The research of her laboratory focuses on mechanisms of toxicity including the role that membrane transporters play in regulating cellular responses to drugs and environmental chemicals. Dr. Aleksunes is particularly interested in elucidating mechanisms underlying heterogeneity in toxicity responses due to life stage, genetics, diet, environment, and pre-existing disease. Dr. Aleksunes is Director of the T32-funded Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology and Lead of the Workforce Development Core of the NJ Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJACTS) CTSA Program. She is also Director of the NIH R25-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Rutgers that trainees the next generation of toxicologists.