Laura Isabela Uribe Figueroa

Laura Isabela Uribe Figueroa is a biochemist with a strong background in molecular biology. She has been active in the field of genomics for the last 15 years.

Laura has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the National University of Mexico, Mexico City, and a Master’s degree in Applied Bioscience from Nottingham University, UK.

Laura was a Researcher at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGN), Mexico City. In addition to leading the implementation of microarray technology at INMEGN, she was also the Lab Manager of the Genotyping and Gene Expression service lab for six years at this institute. Her research interests were focused on pharmacogenomics, copy number variation and disease biology as well as the adoption of new technologies for gene expression analysis in different settings.

She has previously held a Marketing Manager position for clinical application products at Affymetrix/Thermo Fisher and later a marketing and technical role for single-cell sequencing products at a startup.

In 2017, Laura began consulting companies with a focus on pharmacogenomics, diagnostic and forensic applications that were interested in implementing genomic initiatives in Mexico. With a strong desire to create a molecular diagnostic laboratory startup, she consolidated and co-founded Arión Genetica, Mexico City, in November 2020. She is now the Scientific and Lab Director of this private laboratory, which offers molecular testing and biochemistry labs with a number of tests for the detection of infectious diseases as well as reproductive health and precision medicine.