Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes

Senior Research Scientist

lhughes at scripps period edu
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Laura Hughes is fascinated by the intersection between science, technology, data, and design. She joined the Su lab in December 2017 as a Staff Scientist. Prior to arriving at Scripps, she worked as a data scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development, focusing on translating messy data and statistical analyses into understandable insights to help end global poverty. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a M.S./B.A. from Northwestern University. 


Ph.D., Chemistry, Stanford University
MPhil, Chemistry, University of Cambridge
M.S., Chemistry, Northwestern University
B.A., Chemistry, Northwestern University

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Recent Publications

The ReFRAME library as a comprehensive drug repurposing library and its application to the treatment of cryptosporidiosis.
Janes J, Young ME, Chen E, Rogers NH, Burgstaller-Muehlbacher S, Hughes LD, Love MS, Hull MV, Kuhen KL, Woods AK, Joseph SB, Petrassi HM, McNamara CW, Tremblay MS, Su AI, Schultz PG, Chatterjee AK. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

Transcriptional profiling reveals extraordinary diversity among skeletal muscle tissues.
Terry EE, Zhang X, Hoffmann C, Hughes LD, Lewis SA, Li J, Wallace MJ, Riley LA, Douglas CM, Gutierrez-Monreal MA, Lahens NF, Gong MC, Andrade F, Esser KA, Hughes ME. Elife

ExpressionDB: An open source platform for distributing genome-scale datasets.
Hughes LD, Lewis SA, Hughes ME. PLoS One

Choose your label wisely: water-soluble fluorophores often interact with lipid bilayers.
Hughes LD, Rawle RJ, Boxer SG. PLoS One

DNA-based patterning of tethered membrane patches.
Hughes LD, Boxer SG. Langmuir

Why are some properties more difficult to predict than others? A study of QSPR models of solubility, melting point, and Log P.
Hughes LD, Palmer DS, Nigsch F, Mitchell JB. J Chem Inf Model





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