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Laura Dyer

Laura DyerAssistant Professor of Biology

Laura Dyer is thrilled to be joining the Department of Biology, where she will be teaching anatomy and physiology and sharing her love of developmental biology research with eager undergraduates. Prior to arriving at UP, Laura was an assistant professor of biology in the Department of Natural Sciences at Middle Georgia State University. Before undertaking the tenure track, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the McAllister Heart Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied coronary artery defects. Laura completed her doctorate in cell biology at Duke University, where she studied congenital heart defects, and her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her publication record ranges from traditional journal articles and book chapters to being profiled in a middle school-targeted science book, as well as having her scientific images displayed at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Laura serves her scientific community as a peer reviewer, a science fair judge, and a co-organizer of regional Science Olympiad tournaments. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she has lived in upstate New York, Boston, North Carolina, and, most recently, Georgia. Outside of teaching and research, Laura enjoys attending concerts, running, and baking.

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