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Lauren E. Dalton

Senior Instructor I
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Lauren E. Dalton

Senior Instructor I
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Teaching/Scientific Interests

I teach Cell and Molecular Biology (BB 314) and Scientific Theory and Practice (BB 317). As an instructor, I have a strong interest in preparing students for a variety of careers in the life sciences and supporting life-long learning in STEM. Specifically, I am interested in using and creating an engaging classroom using evidence-based techniques that promote student learning. My favorite area of biology is cell biology, specifically vesicle trafficking in the endomembrane system as that is where I focused in my Ph. D work.


I also have a role as an academic and pre-medical advisor in Biochemistry. I enjoy conversations and getting to know students over their time at OSU and connecting again after they go on to life beyond OSU.


  1. Ecampus Research Fellow 2019-2020
  2. Open Educational Resource Grant - Textbook "Cell Biology Fundamentals" is in progress.


Ph.D. 2017, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada

B.Sc. 2011, Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA

Research areas

Biochemistry Education


  • Dharwada ST, Dalton LE, Bean BDM, et al. The chaperone Chs7 forms a stable complex with Chs3 and promotes its activity at the cell surface. Traffic. 2018;19(4). doi:10.1111/tra.12553
  • Dalton LE, Bean BDM, Davey M, Conibear E. Quantitative high-content imaging identifies novel regulators of Neo1 trafficking at endosomes. Mol Biol Cell. 2017;28(11):1539-1550. doi:10.1091/mbc.e16-11-0772
  • Dalton LE, Davey M, Conibear E. Large-Scale Analysis of Membrane Transport in Yeast Using Invertase Reporters. Vol 1279. 2nd ed. (Tang BL, ed.). New York: Springer Science+Business Media; 2015. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-261-8


  • Panelist, Lauren Dalton (Biochemistry and Biophysics), Mark Edwards (Sociology), Kate Field (BioResource Research), Claudia Ingham (Animal Sciences), Matthew Powers (Forest Engineering, Resources and Management), Janet Tate (Physics), WIC 25th Anniversary Celebration, May 21st, 2019
  • Presenter, Lauren Dalton, “3 Quick Hacks to build cognizance, agency, and logical flow in a STEM WIC class,” WIC Faculty LUnch, April 20th 2021. Virtual.