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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

 

 

Research

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

Undergraduates:

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