Laura Powell, Ph.D.

Laura Powell, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Powell contributes to Latham BioPharm’s delivery of client engagements in nondilutive funding and strategic consulting. She leverages her technical expertise and understanding of the government requirements to assist her clients with submitting compliant proposals with robust technical plans. Dr. Powell completed her training in virology and immunology in the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, under the mentorship of Dr. James Crowe. Her graduate work focused on characterizing the human antibody response, including broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies, to arthritogenic alphaviruses with the goal of uncovering protective epitopes and advancing potential therapeutic candidates. Dr. Powell has expertise in managing collaborative projects and has presented her work at several national and international conferences, including Keystone symposia. She is knowledgeable in a wide variety of in vitro assays and techniques. In addition to her bench experience, Dr. Powell has worked as a freelance editor, and has experience writing and editing for both scientific and lay audiences.

Dr. Powell received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Vanderbilt University, and her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware. Her work is published in several peer-reviewed journals.