Laura Brassard

Graduate Student

Former PI: 
Ana Maria Salicioni

Laura is a Senior Research Associate at C3 Jian (, a small biotech company that is focused on improving human health through the development and commercialization of targeted antimicrobials that treat and prevent diseases caused by microbial dysbiosis. Laura currently works in the clinical laboratory where her microbiology background helps her develop, improve, and validate assays and SOPs while she helps run the lab where clinical samples are processed. Laura received her BS in both Animal Science and Biology and her MS in Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences from UMass Amherst. Dr. Ana Maria Salicioni’s support and leadership helped to instill a strong foundation in cellular and molecular biology which has helped in Laura develop a wide variety of cellular and molecular biology skills.