Laura Sagle received her Ph.D. from UCSD in 2006 working with Professor Floyd Romesberg at the Scripps Research Institute. Her PhD work involved the development of a new site‐selective folding technique using infrared probes in proteins. Dr. Sagle then did postdoctoral research with Professor Paul Cremer at Texas A&M University, which investigated the role of small molecule stabilizers and
denaturants on protein‐mimetic polymers using microfluidics and sum frequency generation spectroscopy. From there, she carried out postdoctoral research with Professor Richard Van Duyne at Northwestern University. This work involved single nanoparticle tracking studies of solid supported bilayers, single nanoparticle LSPR biosensing, and incorporating LSPR and SERS substrates into microfluidic devices. Dr. Sagle joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Cincinnati in August of 2012 as an Assistant Professor.
The current research interests of the Sagle laboratory include the development of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) as a new single molecule protein folding technique, making improved biosensors from protein‐nanoparticle arrays, and using proteins as templates to make better nanomaterials.