CBIOMES Welcomes Laura Furtado

by Helen Hill for CBIOMES

A warm welcome to Laura Furtado who  recently joined Jed Fuhrman’s USC CBIOMES Group.

Laura Furtado joins the Fuhrman Group as their new Lab Manager.  Interested in “all things NGS and environmental biome”, Furtado has worked previously at the Shedd Aquarium in their marine microbiome lab, and Rush University Medical Center, primarily doing COVID whole-genome sequencing for the Chicago Department of Public Health. She holds a BS and MS in marine biology from UC San Diego/Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Story image: Furtado picked up pottery as a quarantine hobby but she also really enjoys baking and sailing.