Laura is a neuropsychologist who brings over fifteen years of experience in research development to UCSF, having designed and managed complex projects at Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, USC, and UC Irvine. As an investigator, she developed and directed neuroimaging, clinical, and behavioral studies of language and memory following neural injury. Prior to her career in research, she was a clinician serving individuals, families, and groups in hospital-based psychiatric programs in Los Angeles. In her various roles, she has also functioned in a pre-award capacity and as a contracts and grants officer. Prior to leading Team B, she served the Department of Physiology at UCSF as a Research Services Coordinator for several years. Laura is deeply committed to advancing the scientific research excellence of UCSF faculty, students, and staff and looks forward to future collaborations with the CVRI, the Division of Cardiology, and the School of Pharmacy.
Laura holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (emphasis in Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from UC Irvine. She enjoys running, biking, and hiking, preferably with her two sons and husband.