I live not far from a place called Research Triangle Park, or RTP. In fact, that’s where I worked when I first moved to North Carolina. RTP is in the middle of three major metropolitan areas: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (aka The Triangle). Most of the businesses in RTP are in life science and technology.
Because they are so important to the local economy, there are also businesses that exist in The Triangle solely to support the core companies. One, The Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), holds an annual life science conference in Raleigh. I received an email from them this week promoting one of the guests who will be at the conference in 2019.
She’s 24-year-old New Zealand native, Laura Deming. Deming has been “highly motivated to find a cure for aging” since the ripe old age of 8. (If the phrase cure for aging got your attention, you’re not alone… it got mine in more ways than one.)
I don’t know her whole story (I guess I have to go to the conference for that), but it looks intriguing. Between the ages of 11 and 14, Laura got a job working in a lab for genetics researcher and aging specialist, Cynthia Kenyon. That also required convincing her parents to move to the U.S., since Kenyon’s lab was in California.
Talk about determination!
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