Laura Gosse


I received my Bachelors’ of Science degrees in Forensic Science and Biology from Upper Iowa University. For my undergraduate research I collected, isolated, and amplified degraded DNA recovered from firearms and discarded shell casings. During my time at Upper Iowa, my interest for Toxicology grew through my course work.

I became interested in the University of Iowa’s Human Toxicology program after reading about the lab rotations the Ph.D. students rotate through and then reaching out to a few of the faculty members to learn more about the program. The interdisciplinary nature of the Human Toxicology program appealed to me because I believed I could bring my prior experiences to further understand the field of toxicology.

Advisor: Larry Robertson, Ph.D.

Student working in a lab.
B.S. Biology, Forensic Science
Upper Iowa University