Laura Prolo, MD, PhD

Laura grew up in the Bay Area. She attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate training, where she studied neuroscience and competed on the varsity track and field team. She continued her research on circadian rhythms in glia for an additional two years following graduation, before returning to California to begin her medical and graduate training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Stanford. Under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Reimer she completed her PhD in neuroscience, studying myelination in a mouse model of a lysosomal storage disorder. Outside of the medical center Laura enjoys running, hiking in the Sierras, oil painting and photography.


2012-present Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford University
2004-2012 M.D., Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Stanford University
1998-2002 BA, Biology and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests:

Neuronal-glial interactions, neurodevelopment, neuro-oncology

Program Completion: