Laura Casto-Boggess, Ph.D.

Laura Casto-Boggess, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education & Training:

B.S. Chemistry & Mathematics, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellow, West Virginia University

Field of Interests: Analytical Chemistry, Microfluidics, Capillary Electrophoresis, Measurement Science, Astrobiology

Dr. Casto-Boggess’ research interests are at the interface of measurement science, engineering, planetary science, and biology to build instrumentation and advance analysis methods for understanding life or extraterrestrial chemistry out of this world. Research in the Casto-Boggess Lab combines microfluidic technologies, capillary electrophoresis, and optical detection methods to tackle problems currently limited by measurement science capabilities and address concerns around small volume sample handling, rapid analysis, high sensitivity detection, and temporal resolution.