Laura Richards

Laura Richards

Data Scientist at Quilt Data
Laura is a computational biologist specializing in cancer genomics and bioinformatics. She holds a PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto and has conducted genomics research in both academia (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research) and industry (Celsius Therapeutics, Caris Life Sciences). Her primary research interests are identifying novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers for cancer diagnosis to advance personalized medicine. But new discoveries need data – sparking Laura’s venture into data management with Quilt packages to optimize research workflows.

Sessions

Unifying Nextflow Pipeline Outputs and Biological Metadata with SQL and Schema-On-Read Databases