Laura recently completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the laboratory of J. Christopher Love. Her work accelerated process development for biologics on a small-scale, integrated, multi-product manufacturing platform. This involved the demonstration of an automated, small-scale biomanufacturing system for the rapid, end-to-end production of clinical quality biopharmaceuticals along with the development and optimization of processes for the integrated, straight-through purification of biologics. Laura is currently the Director of Integrated Process Development at Sunflower Therapeutics, a small biotech startup focused on dramatically reducing the time and cost to develop and manufacture biologics for patients around the world. Laura received her M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT and her B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Tufts University.