MOLB Faculty Research Interests

MOLB Faculty Research Interests

 

 

Faculty Member Department Research
Ashley, Amanda Chemistry & Biochemistry  

Cancer biology and replication of genetic information, a fundamental biological process common to all living organisms, and maintenance of its integrity.

 

Ashley,
Ryan
Animal & Range Sciences Two focus areas: progesterone¹s actions mediated by membrane receptors, and chemokines¹ effects in early pregnancy and breast cancer.

 

Cooke, Peter H. Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Affiliate Faculty

 

Corcoran, Alina New Mexico Consortium, Biolaboratory, Research Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bioscience Division, Guest Scientist

 

 

Algal Biofuels, Algal Biotechnology, Algae Culture, Aquatic Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Community Ecology, Harmful algae blooms, Plant and Algae Physiology, Phytoplankton Ecology, Marine Ecology

 

Cowley,
David E.
Fish & Wildlife Sciences Improve conservation and management of aquatic resources in the American Southwest including topics in limnology, fisheries management, and conservation genetics.

 

Cramer, Christopher Plant & Environmental Sciences Research area: Breeding, Genetics, Onions, Quantitative Genetics, Crop Production.

 

Creamer, Rebecca Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Plant-associated microbe interactions
Curtiss, Jennifer Biology Cell and developmental biology

 

Guzman, Ivette Plant & Environmental Sciences  

Vegetable Physiology and Biochemistry

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Food Systems

Organic Vegetable Production

 

Hanley,
Kathryn
Biology Emergence and control of RNA viruses

 

Hansen,
Immo A.
Biology & Institute of Applied Biosciences Molecular biology and physiology of mosquitoes

 

 
Hanson,
Steve
Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Virology, plant pathogen resistance, biotechnology

 

 
Hernandez Gifford, Jennifer Animal & Range Sciences Convergence of gonadotropin and intra-ovarian signals on regulation of estrogen production”; Effects of disease states on female fertility

 

Holguin, Omar Plant and Environmental Sciences Mass Spectral Analysis of Plant Primary and Secondary Metabolism from GMOs

 

Houston, Jessica Chemical Engineering Biomedical engineering and biophotonic technologies.

 

 
Houston,
Kevin
Chemistry & Biochemistry Hormonal carcinogenesis

 

Indriolo, Emily Biology Pollen-pistil interactions in the mustard family of plants (Brassicaceae).

 

Lusetti,
Shelley
Chemistry & Biochemistry Mechanism of recombinational DNA repair and chromosomal maintenance

 

Lyons,
Barbara
Chemistry & Biochemistry Characterization of signaling proteins implicated in the development of Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

Mera, Paola E. Biochemistry Identify unique species-specific genetic modules that control cell proliferation in pathogenic bacteria in order to uncover novel targets for new antibiotics.

 

Milligan,
Brook
Biology Population genetics, conservation biology, molecular sequence evolution, population demography, statistical modeling, scientific software engineering.

 

Nishiguchi, Michele Biology Molecular and ecological basis of speciation

 

Pietrasiak, Nicole Plant & Environmental Services Soil Microbiology, Phycology, Desert Soil Ecology, Biocrusts, Cyanobacterial Phylogenetics and Systematics

 

Randall, Jennifer Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science (EPPWS) Plant Development and plant microbe interactions including the innate plant ‘immune’ system.

 

Ray,
Ian M.
Plant & Environmental Services Alfalfa genetics, transgene expression, marker-assisted selection.

 

Sengupta-Gopalan, Champa Plant & Environmental Services Nitrogen-fixation, plant-bacterial interactions.

 

Serrano,
Elba
Biology & RISE Program, Affiliate Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Biology
Neuroscience / Biophysics / Neuroethics 
Shuster, Charles Brad Biology  

Regulation of the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons.

 

Smith,
Geoffrey B.
Biology

 

Environmental gene probes, microbial biodegradation

 

Song, Joe Computer Science  

Develop statistically effective and computationally efficient algorithmic framework to detect, represent, and manipulate functional, temporal, and statistical associations among random variables, to account for causal interactions in dynamic biological networks. I call this the three-association framework (3AF).

 

St. Hilaire, Rolston Acad. Dept. Head: Plant & Environmental Sciences Academic Department Head
Summers, Adam

 

Animal Range and Sciences  

Identification of strategic supplementation time points and nutrients during gestation to improve progeny growth, development and reproduction

 

Van Voorhies, Wayne Molecular Biology Program Measuring metabolic rates and gas exchange in a variety of organisms including algae. Design and development of metabolic assay systems and chemostats for growing algae.

Algae Cultivation Testbed

 

Xu,
Jiannong
Biology Metagenomics of mosquito gut microbiome.

Algae and biofuel.

 

Yukl,
Erik
Chemistry & Biochemistry  

Transition metals such as iron, copper, manganese and zinc serve essential functions in biology and are required for such fundamental processes as respiration, photosynthesis and DNA synthesis among others.  My lab is interested in the mechanisms by which bacteria acquire these metals from the environment, and how certain metalloproteins are used as sensors of environmental conditions.

 

Zhang,
Jinfa
Plant & Environmental Services Cotton breeding, genetics and genomics.