Laura, the Executive Director of Laboratory Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian at Princeton and a Senior Scholar is a nationally recognized veterinarian and experienced manager of animal care and use programs. Laura is also currently the Vice-President Elect of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science.
Before joining Princeton in 2011, Laura served as Director of Veterinary Services at Charles River Laboratories in Massachusetts, overseeing scientific development of transgenic models and other areas of animal research. From 2009-2011, Laura served as the Senior Director of U.S. Laboratory Animal Medicine, Preclinical Division at Charles River, where she ensured regulatory compliance and managed a 91,000-square-foot animal facility.
Prior to her positions held at Charles River, Laura worked as a manager and veterinarian in the laboratory animal science division at GlaxoSmithKline. She has also served as an instructor at multiple institutions including Mount Ida College, Thomas Jefferson University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in veterinary medicine and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in comparative medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a second post-doctoral fellowship in an NIH-funded Biomedical Training Program with the Washington University Department of Psychiatry, where she develop and refined models of alcoholism. Laura became a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 1999.