Laura is an inventor, innovator, leader, and serial life sciences entrepreneur. She has authored more than 10 peer review articles, is an inventor on over 30 patents and applications and was recently selected as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the life-sciences industry by PharmaVOICE.
Laura focuses on company creation and growth, and is driven by her belief in the ability of entrepreneurially-minded scientists to solve important problems in sustainability and therapeutics, and the conviction that the most valuable innovation is that which creates a profound societal impact. Laura joined the Flagship Pioneering enterprise in 2015, and was on the founding teams of Evelo Biosciences, Inari Agriculture, as well as a company currently in stealth mode.
Prior to her entrepreneurial work, Laura was an Instructor in Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. There, she founded the HMS Critical Discussion Group, an interdisciplinary, scientific innovation and invention group, and catalyzed its global network launch across leading academic institutions, including Stanford and Columbia Universities. Laura is an active promoter of the advancement of women in science and entrepreneurship, and speaks on topics such as women in STEM, as well as innovation. Laura also serves on the Northeastern Regional Board of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Born and raised in Argentina, Laura graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a degree in Medical Sciences. She also holds a Ph.D. in Epigenetics and Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School.