Assistant Professor of Biology
Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Phone: (615) 547-1361
Location: Memorial Hall, Room 309D
School: The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
B.SC., Erskine College
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Dr. Laura Bechard attended Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in music in 2004. She then moved on to graduate school in the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia, where she received a PhD in Genetics in 2010. While pursuing her PhD, she worked in the field of telomere dynamics, with a focus on how telomeres relate to cancer. After receiving her PhD, she moved to Nashville, where she spent 4 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University, continuing her studies on telomeres. She has worked at Cumberland University since 2014, where she teaches several biology courses.