Laura Soito is the subject librarian for Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy. She is passionate about connecting people to information and strategies to build new knowledge. Her scholarly interests focus on addressing the information needs of scientists and science students. Her recent research has focused on lowering technological and cultural barriers to effective software citation. Previously, she conducted research and provided technical support in the Center for Structural Biology at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Laura holds a MLIS from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BS in Botany and Physical Science from Northern Arizona University. Holding on to her botanical roots, she is the membership manager for the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.
Klomsiri, C., Rogers, L.C., Soito, L., McCauley, A.K., King, S.B., Nelson, K.J. Poole, L.B., et al. (2014). Endosomal H2O2 production leads to localized cysteine sulfenic acid formation on proteins during lysophosphatidic acid-mediated cell signaling. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 71:49-60.
Soito, L., Williamson, C., Knutson, S. T., Fetrow, J. S., Poole, L. B., & Nelson, K. J. (2011). PREX: PeroxiRedoxin classification indEX, a database of subfamily assignments across the diverse peroxiredoxin family. Nucleic Acids Research, 39(Database issue), D332-7.
Nelson, K. J., Knutson, S. T., Soito, L., Klomsiri, C., Poole, L. B., & Fetrow, J. S. (2011). Analysis of the peroxiredoxin family: using active-site structure and sequence information for global classification and residue analysis. Proteins, 79(3), 947-64.
Klomsiri, C., Nelson, K. J., Bechtold, E., Soito, L., Johnson, L. C., Lowther, W. T., Ryu, S.-E., et al. (2010). Use of dimedone-based chemical probes for sulfenic acid detection evaluation of conditions affecting probe incorporation into redox-sensitive proteins. Methods in Enzymology, 473(10), 77-94.
Nelson, K. J., Klomsiri, C., Codreanu, S. G., Soito, L., Liebler, D. C., Rogers, L. C., Daniel, L. W., et al. (2010). Use of dimedone-based chemical probes for sulfenic acid detection methods to visualize and identify labeled proteins. Methods in Enzymology, 473(10), 95-115.
Soito, L., Ruffin, I., & Oguz, F. (2011). Social media in North Carolina public libraries. Poster presented at the North Carolina Library Association 59th Biennial Conference, Hickory, NC.
Soito, L., Kolb, B., & Hart, G. L. W. (2004). Using the cluster expansion to predict sequence-dependent properties of DNA. Presented at the American Physical Society, Four Corners Section Fall Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.