Principal Investigator

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Prof. laura m.k. dassama

Laura obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Temple University in 2007. She completed graduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University in 2013 under the mentorship of Profs. Marty Bollinger and Carsten Krebs. Following receipt of her Ph.D., Laura performed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Amy Rosenzweig at Northwestern University, where her research focused on elucidating the transport and biosynthetic mechanisms of peptidic natural products. In 2017, Laura moved to the laboratory of Dr. Stuart Orkin at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she worked to biochemically characterize regulators of hemoglobin. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.