Laura Weisel

Executive Director, Harvard Catalyst

Laura Weisel is the executive director of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center. For more than 20 years, she has partnered with Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty leaders during the creation of significant Harvard research enterprises, including Harvard Catalyst and the New England Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases. She served as administrator of the Departments of Microbiology and Pathology for more than 15 years. Before coming to HMS, Weisel served as deputy executive director of Oxfam America in Boston and deputy director of WNYC, New York City’s flagship public radio station. She holds an MBA from the School of Management at Yale University.

Teams: Leadership Team, Operations