Laurie Coble serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Her duties involve oversight of all business operations and financial reporting, human resources, facilities, health and safety operations, and grants and contracts management. She also provides oversight of creative and media services and the education and outreach function of the Institute. Laurie assists the Executive Director in strategic planning for the Institute and provides administrative oversight of cost recovery units including the Genomics Research Laboratory and the Computational Core. Her service to the university currently includes a three year term on the Intellectual Property Committee.
Her finance and administration background includes positions at Virginia Tech as the Director of Business Management and Analysis; Director of Business and Administrative Services; Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Virginia Tech; and Business Manager/Real Estate Manager for the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. and the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Inc. She received an M.B.A.in Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a B.S. in Finance from Old Dominion University.