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Doctor Laura Strain

Executive Director, Virgo Health

With more than 15 years of experience in scientific communications, Laura is part of the leadership team at Virgo Health, a global agency which specialises in communications and education in the healthcare sector.  

Laura was inspired to go into a career in genetics following a visit to Life. She completed her undergraduate degree in Genetics – which included student placements at Life – and PhD in the Genetic and Determinants of Type 2 Diabetes at Newcastle University, before moving to London to pursue a career in scientific communication.  

After 12 years working in London, Laura returned with her family to her native North East roots. 

“I’m really excited to be involved in Life – particularly as the centre inspired me and ignited my own passion for genetics. I look forward to helping build on the fantastic work Life has done to date and also inspiring more people to understand the relevance of science to our everyday lives and to encourage young people to consider a career in STEM.”

Dr Laura Strain is a Centre for Life Trustee.

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