Lara graduated from the University of Bath in 2023 with a BSc (hons) in Biochemistry. Her 4-year degree included a year in industry, which she spent at Oxford Immunotec as a diagnostic laboratory technician working on interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) for tuberculosis and SARS-CoV2 vaccine clinical trials.
As well as various research internships throughout her time at university, Lara's final year research project centered on developing novel bioPROTACs for target protein degradation, supervised by Dr. Julien Licchesi at the University of Bath.
Lara joined Prof. Zameel Cader's group in September 2023 and is working on developing a human brain single-cell atlas through sc-RNAseq of post-mortem tissue, funded by the British Heart Foundation. Her interests include dementia, brain vasculature, and therapeutic approaches to neurogenetic disorders.