Laura Handal is a Research Assistant I for the VVC. She received a B.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Spring 2021. Her previous experience includes a lab technician role in a pharmaceutical company in Honduras, a Research and Development internship at a Biofermentation laboratory at Estee Lauder, and a Research and Development internship at SmileDirectClub. She is a member of the iCore team and focuses on protein expression.