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Laura M.K. Dassama

Institute Scholars
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Microbiology and Immunology
Laura Dassama is a chemical biologist who uses principles from chemistry and physics to understand complex biological phenomena, and to leverage that understanding for the modulation of biological processes. Her current research focuses on deciphering the molecular recognition mechanisms of multidrug transporters implicated in drug resistance, rational engineering and repurposing of natural products, and control of transcription factors relevant to sickle cell disease.


B.S., Temple University, Biochemistry (2007)
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2013)
Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University, Molecular Biosciences (2017)
Research Associate, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Hematology/Oncology (2018)


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