Research Associate/ Lab Manager
Laura was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. While earning a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Arizona, she worked in an entomology lab studying pesticide resistance. She earned an M.A. in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin working on a thesis studying pathogenesis in Shigella flexneri. Laura is responsible for maintaining and managing the lab, training new members, and assists with projects in the Koh Lab. Laura enjoys traveling the world, trying new foods, and renovating her fixer upper home.