Courtney R LaValle





Where Are They Now?

Freelance medical writing and editing, Owner, CRL MedWrite, Auburn, WA

After Graduation

I am one of the newest grads - defended in June 2011. I also have taken a bit of a different career path thus far... Immediately after graduation, I moved to WA, where I started work at the University of Puget Sound as the manager/trainer/technician for the microscope facility and other core equipment (confocal LSM, SEM, TEM, qPCR, microarray, etc.). My job focuses mainly on training students and faculty to use the microscopes, etc., and helping teach certain lab sections. Also, I started up a freelance medical writing/editing business, CRL MedWrite, and for the last 6+ months, I have done consultation work with a couple different medical communications companies (work including preparation of manuscripts, posters, abstracts, medical slide decks, etc., and editing of a variety of scientific documents).

Student News


Graduate Student Summer Seminar
Presented by Ana Gorelova and Nick Todd
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
1395 Conference Room

Recent Publications

Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings


Time to dissertation Defense
, last five graduating classes:  4.6 years, Completion Rate: 86.49%

First Author Publications (All students, past 5 year mean):  2.03;   Total Publications: 5.10

F-series Grants (F30/F31) (All Students, past 5 year mean):  12/34 (35%) 

Ranked #9 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty-four consecutive years