Laura Navas

Laura Navas

Postdoctoral fellow

University of British Columbia

Microbiology and Immunology

Lignin is the most abundant aromatic biopolymer in the biosphere and its sustainable valorization is essential to the success of next generation biorefineries. Laura’s research aims to elucidate bacterial activities that transform lignin components from different feedstocks and develop biocatalysts to upgrade lignin converting it into commodity chemicals.


  • Lignin degradation
  • Enzymology
  • Bacterial catabolic enzymes and pathways


  • PhD, Biotechnology, 2016

    Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • BMsc, Honours, Biotechnology, 2010

    Universidad de Moron, Argentina