Laura Butler PhD

Team Leader

Laura Butler

Team Leader

Laura joined PhoreMost in April 2018 where she works as a Team Leader within the R&D team. Laura is involved in multiple oncology screening projects, focusing on Hit and Target Validation, developing assays to functionally validate protein fragments and their targets.
 
Laura graduated from King’s College London where she obtained a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. Laura’s PhD and subsequent postdoctoral work at both the University of Birmingham and University of Pennsylvania focused on investigating the role of DNA damage and chromatin modifications in cancer biology. Before joining PhoreMost Laura spent three years driving the biology program at Atrin Pharmaceuticals, a start-up company in the US developing ATR inhibitors as cancer therapeutics.
 
Upon her return from the US Laura was excited to use her experience in cancer drug discovery to help drive forward PhoreMost’s mission of drugging the undruggable. In her spare time Laura enjoys salsa and bachata dancing, performing and competing as part of a team in international competitions.