Laura leads the BioInteractive program, setting overall direction and strategy for the team based on HHMI’s priorities. She is actively involved in multimedia development, particularly with the classroom films and associated resources, and teaches introductory biology at Howard Community College in Maryland.
Laura joined HHMI after working more than 20 years in science communication and editorial management. Laura earned a PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada, conducting research on the genetics of Wilms tumor, and then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) in London. She left the bench to join the editorial team of Nature magazine and has since worked as a science writer and managing editor for a wide range of influential print and online science journals including Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, Science, Cell, Alzforum, and various NIH publications and websites.