Anna-Laura Nelson joined SPRI in early July 2018. Prior to joining SPRI, she had completed her Masters in Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, where her primary research focus was tissue engineering. Following graduation, Anna-Laura joined a Research and Development team for a tissue bank in Centennial, CO where her projects varied from basic science to product development.
Since joining SPRI, her research focus has shifted towards further understanding cellular senescence and various age-related diseases. Anna-Laura spends her free time volunteering at local middle and high schools as a STEM leader, cooking and hiking with her spunky Great Dane named Jada. Jada and Anna-Laura live a mostly quiet life in Leadville, CO.