Sally C. Pias

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Jones Annex 205


Tel: (575) 835-6204

Fax: (575) 835-5364

E-mail: spias{at}nmt{dot}edu




Our group uses computer simulations to investigate molecular-level mechanisms underlying biological phenomena. We are currently studying the principles governing molecular oxygen movement across fatty cellular structures. Using molecular dynamics simulations and complementary wet-lab experiments, we intend to clarify how lipid compositional features--for example, cholesterol abundance and fatty acyl chain saturation--influence the transport of oxygen and other small metabolites on the cellular level.


Research Group

Graduate Students:

Gary Angles, James Ryan Bredin, and Ryan Shea


David DeVries, Timothy Ricard, and Sergio Torres

Currently recruiting additional Chemistry PhD students!

Please contact Dr. Pias to express your interest. International applicants may be eligible for a waiver of the application fee for graduate studies at New Mexico Tech.


Courses Taught

CHEM 121, General Chemistry I

CHEM 122R, General Chemistry II Recitation

CHEM 441, Biochemistry I: Biomolecular Structure and Function

CHEM 441L, Biochemistry I Lab

CHEM 442, Biochemistry II: Biomolecular Mechanisms and Metabolism

CHEM 442L, Biochemistry II Lab

CHEM 521, Advanced Topics in Biochemistry


Link to CV