Ren joined the Lieber Institute in 2018. She works as a Research Assistant in the Carr lab for the In Vivo group of the Drug Discovery division. Her current interests are in the molecular mechanisms of cognitive disease and how they manifest in the behavior of model organisms. Ren graduated with a B.A. with honors in Molecular Biology from Kenyon College, where she researched a family of cation-coupled cotransporters through molecular and phylogenetic analyses.