Laura Rowley

Associate Director, Technology & Talent in Bioscience Industrial Development, NC Biotechnology Center

Laura Rowley joined the North Carolina Biotech Center in January 2017 as associate director of technology and talent in bioscience industrial development. In this capacity, Rowley is responsible for leading efforts to create, manage and measure programs leveraging North Carolina’s technology-based assets to attract and retain life science jobs and investments.

Rowley formerly served as the innovation and entrepreneurship fellow at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she focused on the development of resources and programming to promote technology development and commercialization among faculty, students and university startups. Through this fellowship, along with internships at the North Carolina Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, and the Business Technology Development group at the Biotech Center, she has become immersed in the North Carolina innovation community.

Rowley earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Furman University and completed her PhD in genetics and molecular biology at UNC-Chapel Hill.