Laura Harris

Laura Harris

Davenport University

Dr. Laura K. Harris is an assistant professor and science laboratory coordinator for Davenport University, and founder and principle investigator of Harris Interdisciplinary Research.

Harris is an undergraduate educator and mentor who enjoys conducting and leading others in biomedical research. Her projects use bioinformatic and basic laboratory approaches to examine differential gene expression changes associated with antibiotic resistance in a variety of bacterial species, microbial-induced cancer, and more recently SARS.

Harris has received several honors for her leadership excellence including the Excellence in Teaching Award from Davenport University in 2018 and LeadLikeAWoman by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in 2019. She also has multiple subject matter expert interviews featured in various news media outlets, particularly for her bioinformatic work related to COVID-19.

Harris is inspired daily by her husband and their two daughters. In her free time, she likes to train for half-marathons / sprint triathlons, help her daughters with extra-curricular school science projects, and play video games.