Laura Davis is an early stage investor who is interested in helping entrepreneurial life scientists translate their work from the bench to the marketplace. Her background is in the life sciences - she did her graduate training at Rockefeller University, and her postdoctoral work at the Whitehead Institute, where she was a Helen Hay Whitney Fellow and a Lucille P Markey Scholar. As a Howard Hughes Assistant Investigator at Duke University Medical School and the Rosenstiel Center at Brandeis University, she oversaw an active laboratory using molecular genetics to study intracellular trafficking, and authored numerous publications. She has taught genetics and cell biology to undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as to the Knight science journalism fellows at MIT. She has also served on several NIH and NSF grant review committees, and as a reviewer for well-respected scientific journals. Dr. Davis is currently a managing director of Golden Seeds, an angel investor group focusing on women-owned, women-led companies that provides early stage and growth capital across all sectors to women entrepreneurs.