Caleb Lareau

Caleb Lareau

Caleb Lareau

Class of 2015

Growing up in southwest Kansas, Caleb Lareau aspired to attend The University of Tulsa. A mathematics and biochemistry major, Lareau knew that at TU he would have the opportunity to pursue computational and biological research.

“I’m particularly interested in researching the human genome to determine the genetic basis of complex diseases such as Lupus and Neurosarcoidosis,” he said.

Lareau, a sophomore, has interned at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City for the past two years and is looking forward to teaching lab sections of TU’s Energy Technology for the Future course in spring 2013.

“Teaching will give me a chance to convey my love of experimental science to my peers,” he said.

Lareau is active on campus as a University Ambassador, Student Association officer and a New Student Orientation Leader. He is a participant in TU’s new NOVA Fellowship program for students pursuing innovative projects to improve the community.

“My NOVA project involves encouraging Tulsans to donate to the National Bone Marrow Registry,” Lareau said. “A higher number of donations would allow for more effective treatments of blood cancers that require transplants.”

After graduation, Lareau hopes to pursue a PhD in Statistical Genetics and continue investigating the genetics of complex diseases.