Lara completed her B.Sc. in Biotechnology and Genetics at Jordan University of Science and Technology. After finishing her B.Sc., she worked at the Hereditary Research Laboratory at Bethlehem University on the genetics of hearing loss and various other congenital abnormalities in the Palestinian population. She then worked at Istishari Arab Hospital, performing molecular and bioinformatics analysis to identify the underlying genetic cause of different diseases. Lara is performing an M.Sc. in our laboratory, studying the genetic basis of hearing loss, and determining the pathogenicity of multiple variants.