The Ellie Block and Family Career Services Center at the Friedman School is committed to helping our students and graduates leverage their outstanding experiential education to find impactful and fulfilling careers. Our career coaches leverage their many years of experience, career development training and practice, and industry and employer insights, to assist students and alumni.
The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Lara is a nutritional biochemist and science communicator running the nutrition science YouTube channel Nourishable. She earned her MSc and PhD in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition program. Her doctoral thesis work focused on defining how Western-style or calorie restricted diets impacted genome-wide DNA methylation patterns over the course of the aging process. During her postdoc she investigated epigenomic patterns in diabetic foot ulcer-derived fibroblasts to characterize epigenotypes in the context of chronic wound healing. Lara has taught extensively at the undergraduate, community college and graduate level in anatomy, physiology and nutrition. She created the YouTube channel Nourishable to translate the facts behind the fads in nutrition research to engage the public in making evidence-based healthy lifestyle decisions.
BSc (2007) - Physiology from McGill University
MSc (2009) - Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
PhD (2012) - Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University