Laura Lowery PhD is a Scientist and Faculty Member at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She also represents Boston University Medical Center as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
Laura Lowery maintains her Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees from the University of San Diego. She also maintains her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As her academic career progressed, Lowery continued on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. A passionate Academic Professional who aims to motivate and inspire both colleagues and students, Lowery has based her life around education. Viewing learning as the color that brightens the world, she is eager to both learn and teach as much as she possibly can. For well over a decade, Lowery has exercised that commitment through various speaking events and academic roles throughout her career.
In 2021, Laura Lowery PhD established a creative project known as Art by Academics (and Friends). Inspired by a watercolor class that Lowery took in 2003, Art by Academics is a project centered around creating science-inspired art. An amateur artist herself, she finds inspiration in the raw and abstract creations produced by ‘non-artists;’ or creative people who don’t always turn to creating artwork as an outlet. Lowery enjoys inspiring and motivating others to take up watercolor painting, because it does not require any formal training. Always aiming to find the larger and more positive picture, the amateur artist views watercolor paintings as a form of active meditation. In her own self-care and healing, this creative outlet both energizes and empowers her, personally and professionally.