Laura Beatriz Porro

Laura Beatriz Porro

Laura Beatriz Porro
Class of 1999
East Leyden

Laura B. Porro graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004 and went on to earn her PhD in Palaebiology from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2010. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of London. She was a Senior Research Associate in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, where she is a part of the Palaebiology ("ancient life") research group. She is working on several projects using anatomy, techniques from engineering and material sciences, and work with living animals - like lizards, crocodiles and fish - to understand how extinct animals worked. She has been published in numerous scientific journals and presented results from her research at national and international scientific conferences to much acclaim.