The University of New Mexico

An NSF Integrative Graduate

Education and Research Traineeship in

Integrating Nanotechnology with Cell Biology and Neuroscience

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This IGERT project assembles 31 faculty from 9 different departments at the University of New Mexico (UNM), spanning five different colleges: School of Engineering (SOE), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), School of Medicine (SOM), College of Pharmacy (COP), and College of Education (COE). The following list briefly identifies the participating faculty, indicating their areas of expertise as relevant to this IGERT.

  1. Marek Osinski (PI), Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) (SOE), Dept. of Physics and Astronomy (PandA) (CAS), Dept. of Computer Science (SOE), and Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM): Infrared nanoprobes and nanosensors based on colloidal quantum dots
  2. Janet Oliver (Co-PI), Regents' Professor, Dept. of Pathology (SOM), Dept. of Biology (CAS), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Applications of nanoprobes and nanosensors in cellular and molecular studies of pathological changes
  3. James L. Thomas (Co-PI), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy (PandA) (CAS): Two-photon confocal microscopy for biomedical applications
  4. Michael C. Wilson (Co-PI), Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences (SOM): Applications of quantum-dot-based nanosensors for studies of synaptic activity
  5. Jay T. Parkes (Co-PI), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Individual, Family, & Community Education (COE): Formative assessment
  6. C. Jeffrey Brinker, Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering (ChNE) (SOE), Dept. of Chemistry (CAS), Center for Micro-Engineered Materials (CMEM), and Advanced Materials Lab (AML): Hydrophilization of quantum dots and nanoparticles for nanoprobes and nanosensors
  7. Gabriel P. Lopez, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering (ChNE) (SOE), Dept. of Chemistry (CAS), CMEM, and Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM): Biosensors, biointerfacial phenomena, and microfluidics
  8. Jingkuang Chen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering (SOE): Microelectrode arrays for brain studies
  9. Ravi Jain, Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering (SOE), Dept. of Physics and Astronomy (PandA) (CAS), and Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM): Surface plasmon biosensors
  10. Stephen A. Stricker, Professor, Dept. of Biology (CAS), and Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology (SOM): Immunofluorescence microscopy, cell development
  11. Margaret Werner-Washburne, Professor, Dept. of Biology (CAS): New tools for genomic analysis
  12. Steven J. Koch, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy (PandA) (CAS), and Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM): Single-molecule manipulation, optical and magnetic tweezers, MEMS
  13. David Keller, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry (CAS), and Dept. of Pathology (SOM): AFM
  14. Wei Wang, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry (CAS): Synthesis of biologically active molecules
  15. Rebecca S. Hartley, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology (SOM): Cell cycle regulation
  16. Eric R. Prossnitz, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology (SOM): Activation and inactivation mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptors
  17. Larry A. Sklar, Professor, Dept. of Pathology (SOM): Molecular nanomachines, signal transduction
  18. Angela Wandinger-Ness, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology (SOM), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Endocytotic transport
  19. Bridget S. Wilson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology (SOM), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Membrane topography
  20. Lee Anna Cunningham, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences (SOM): Neuron death, protection, and repair
  21. John F. Guzowski, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuurosciences (SOM): Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cognition and memory storages
  22. Daniel D. Savage II, Regents' Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurosciences (SOM): Molecular mechanisms subserving synaptic plasticity and learning
  23. C. William R. Shuttleworth, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences (SOM): Hippocampal cell death
  24. C. Fernando Valenzuela, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences (SOM): Electrophysiological and biochemical studies of synaptic transmission regulation mechanisms
  25. Graham S. Timmins, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Toxicology (COP), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Biofunctionalization of quantum dots and nanoparticles for studies of pathological processes
  26. Mary Ann Osley, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (SOM), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Chromatin structure and function during transcription, DNA repair, and replication
  27. Terry W. Du Clos, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (SOM), and VA Medical Center: Immunology, rheumatology, autoimmunity, arthritis, lupus, Fc receptors and cytokines
  28. Hugh Smyth, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy (SOM), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Nanoparticles and microsystems for drug delivery
  29. Helen Hathaway, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology (SOM), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Mouse models of hormone-responsive cancers, imaging technology.
  30. Keith A. Lidke, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy (PandA)(CAS) : Hyperspectral microscopy; single-molecule imaging, tracking and superresolution techniques.
  31. Diane Lidke, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology (SOM), and Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC): Live cell imaging, signal transduction.