News & Events
Sally Pias is a computational chemist with a research specialty in membrane biochemistry. A major focus of her recent work has been to examine cholesterol and other membrane components as modulators of molecular oxygen permeability. As part of this effort, she collaborates with biologist Dr. Snežna Rogelj to examine oxygen transport in living cells. In addition, she works with Dr. Michaelann Tartis in Chemical Engineering and Dr. Liliya Frolova in Chemistry on smart design of lipid-based drug delivery systems. Dr. Pias recently presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Bioenergetics and at the annual meeting of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue. She has a thriving research group, currently including two PhD students, a staff research assistant, and two undergraduates (one a Computer Science major). The group generates scientific insights relevant to understanding biological function, while also contributing to methods development in the lipid simulation field. Dr. Pias is looking to develop an additional collaborative project that draws on her knowledge of protein structural dynamics.
Dr. Mike Heagy joined the Editorial Board to the International Journal of Photoenergy. Congratulations to Dr. Heagy!!!
Ria Quintana, an NM-INBRE recipient of the 2015 NISE summer internship, was selected by the 2016 Introduction to Cancer Research Career (ICRC) and received ICRC summer internship.
Dan Leonard and Hanqing Pan recently published their work "Photocatalyzed Reduction of Bicarbonate to Formate: Effect of ZnS Crystal Structure and Positive Hole Scavenger" in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Hanqing Pan has been awarded to work at LANL in multidisciplinary proposal teams of 3 to generate novel research solutions to the important challenges of forward deployment of advanced measurement technologies (Science of Signatures) research gaps related to pertinent national security challenges.
Chemistry Awards Night - Spring 2016
Our outstanding students will be recognized at the Chemistry Night on May 5th,
at Bodega Lounge from 5:30-7:30pm.
A faculty candidate seminar for the position of experimental biochemist:
Arjun Thapa (UNM)
May 2nd at 11am in Jones Conference room 225