Dr. Laura Furmanski, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Bioinformatics Business Area, leads QIAGEN’s rapidly growing presence in bioinformatics, which is a key foundation of the strategy to address the rapidly growing needs of customers to transform biological samples into valuable molecular insights. Dr. Furmanski joined QIAGEN in June 2014 from McKinsey & Company, where she was a partner in their Silicon Valley office and led a broad range of projects involving med-tech and life science companies. She has a distinguished track record of working with experts in advanced medical fields, of delivering revenue growth through scalable business models and of bringing unique insights across the healthcare value chain. Dr. Furmanski has a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University as well as a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA.