Laura Heiser, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
OHSU's Center for Health & Healing

Dr. Heiser is a Research Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Heiser studied molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley (1998), and earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. She completed postdoctoral studies under the direction of Paul Spellman and Joe Gray at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research focuses on the genomic and epigenomic changes that drive oncogenic behavior in breast cancer, with the goal of identifying aberrations and pathways associated with therapeutic response and resistance.