Department Chair:  Glenn Millhauser Department Manager:  Derek DeMarco
Graduate Adviser: Karen Meece Administrative Assistant: Katie Cramton
Undergraduate Adviser:  Marla Hesselink Undergraduate Adviser: Rexton Lynn
Instructional Lab Manager:  Lori Etow
Department Office:  (831) 459-4002 Adminstrative Office:  PSB, Room 230
Laura M Sanchez
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, PSB 344
    • PSB 353
    • PSB 359
  • Mail Stop Chemistry

Summary of Expertise

Mass spectrometry, small molecule communication, natural products, microbial communities, cancer 

Selected Publications

Pierce EC, Morin M, Little JC, Liu R, Tannous J, Keller NP, Wolfe BE, Sanchez LM, Dutton RJ. "Bacterial-fungal interactions revealed by genome-wide analysis of bacterial mutant fitness." Nature Microbiology, 2021, 6:87-102.

Luu GT, Condren AR, Kahl LJ, Dietrich LEP, Sanchez LM. “Evaluation of data analysis platforms and compatibility with MALDI-TOF imaging mass spectrometry data sets.” Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2020, 31(6):1313-1320.

Condren AR, Costa SM, Sanchez NR, Konkapaka S, Gallick K, Saxena S, Murphy BT, Sanchez LM. “Addition of insoluble fiber to isolation media allows for increased diversity of lab-cultivable microbes derived from gut sample.” Gut Microbes, 2020, 11(4):1064-1076.  

Condren AR, Kahl LJ, boelter G, Kritos G, Banzhaf M, Dietrich LEP, Sanchez LM. “Biofilm inhibitor taurolithocholic acid alters colony morphology, specialized metabolism, and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.” ACS Infectious Diseases, 2020, 6(4), 603-612.

Galey MG, Young AN, Petukhova VZ, Wang M, Wang J, Salvi A, Russo A, Burdette JE, Sanchez LM. "Detection of ovarian cancer using samples sourced from the vaginal microenvironment." Journal of Proteome Research, 2020, 19(1):503-510.

Spraker JE, Luu GT, Sanchez LM. “Imaging mass spectrometry for natural products discovery: a review of ionization methods.” Natural Product Reports, 2020, 37, 150-162.