Laura Kavanaugh



Compost University Faculty

Laura Kavanaugh

Genome Insights LLC

Hillsborough, NC | laura.kavanaugh@genomeinsights.com

Dr. Laura Kavanaugh holds a PhD from Duke University’s Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department. She also holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, and B.S. degree in Chemistry from Purdue University. She has over 11 years of experience in the biotechnology industry where she specialized in bioinformatics and DNA sequencing technology. She has a special interest in soil microbes and their value in composting and plant growth. Prior to entering the biotechnology industry, she worked on the Space Shuttle Program at the Johnson Space Center. She is currently founder and CEO of Genome Insights LLC which is a small business aimed at delivering novel environmentally sustainable products through application of cutting-edge DNA sequencing and computational methods consistent with regenerative agriculture principles.