Laura Clerx

Laura ClerxLaura Clerx

Research Assistant, Friedman Lab

1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
Phone: 617.384.5631
Fax: 617.384.6596


BA Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard College

Research Interests

As a research assistant in the Friedman Lab, I study early evolutionary thought, with a focus on biologists (especially botanists) who made contributions to evolutionary theory, both prior to and concurrent with Charles Darwin. More broadly, I am interested in examining evolutionary theory through the lens of the history and philosophy of science, and learning how developments in these fields have influenced the interaction between science and religion in modern society. Before joining the Friedman lab, I worked as the lab manager of the Templer Forest Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab at Boston University. I received my BA in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, with a secondary field in English Literature, from Harvard College.